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Anyone able to port this to our pulse? Is it possible? Mozilla have desined this phone OS specifically for older hardware, its entirely based on HTML5 including the apps and phone dialer etc. The core app processes are run on the web server, meaning it does not require much CPU/Memory to run. I am sure our pulses would be perfect for this if anyone is able to give it a go. Its more open and flexible than android too. It will be quick for apps to get perted as many developers are already switching to HTML5 apps. They plan to release the first cheap phones in 2013. I didn't think there was much room for another phone OS but this seems like a winner. It will resurect a lot of old hardware, and provide low end, cheap phones , prticularly for developing countries but with all the power of the latest smartphone. There will be no need for upgrades and app developers will be keen as it will mean not having to port apps to each platform and updates will be seen instantly . (HTML5 apps can run on any browser, it means these apps will also be able to run in firefox brower on android too (though this will require a higher spec phone since it will still need to load the android OS up first!)


The simulator looks impressive:

http://arstechnica.c...foxs-mobile-os/

I think the problem is hardware drivers. But if it uses the same as androids it may just work for us. The majority of current apps in android just don't work, too slow or can't be installed on our pulse. This OS may give it a reboot by using HTML5 apps and a thin operating system.

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Ive read a bit about porting B2G to the pulse and it doesnt seem impossible. I will try to port it.

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Ive read a bit about porting B2G to the pulse and it doesnt seem impossible. I will try to port it.

hi good idea...can you provide links about how to or information about it?

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Sure, mozilla provides a great documentation about building and porting the b2g project. https://developer.mo...efox_OS/Porting

I didnt build it yet, but it reads like taking the drivers from android would do the thing.

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Ive read a bit about porting B2G to the pulse and it doesnt seem impossible. I will try to port it.


Great!!
Sounds very interesting.

You are courageous.

Keep the pulse alive!!!

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Only devices running at least Android 4 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) are supported. If your device is listed above but running an older version of Android, please update it before doing anything

so foget it

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Yes, I already read it. But as far as I know It is the minimum requirement for the standard config script. I wont use that.

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Yes, I already read it. But as far as I know It is the minimum requirement for the standard config script. I wont use that.

hi.good idea that you had...to port b2G...whish you success.

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I found time again to tinker around with my pulse. I got in touch with the people of the b2g project again and it requires a lot of work to get b2g running on the gingerbread base. The driver api changed alot from gb to ics. But the good news is, there is a working rom of ics available for the pulse. I didnt managed to go through a whole build process yet, but it seems very possible to create a running rom of b2g.

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I found time again to tinker around with my pulse. I got in touch with the people of the b2g project again and it requires a lot of work to get b2g running on the gingerbread base. The driver api changed alot from gb to ics. But the good news is, there is a working rom of ics available for the pulse. I didnt managed to go through a whole build process yet, but it seems very possible to create a running rom of b2g.

true that there is ics for our pulse...graphic acceleration is broken has we don't have the dirvers...we only got if i rmember well adreno 130 and we need adreno 200 minimum.
as i already said there is a solution for that but it would be a very big work and i don't have the knoledge for that...it would be to adapt the graphic driver adreno 200 for our pulse.
i can try to check if i can make the actual cm9 we have better but i am still on kernel(which i tweaked i think...at first test i had a 1211 point on antutu...it mean that i have the best score with my u8230 and my last cm7.2 .best world score (compared to u8230 score only lol, i don't compare with the MI2 wiaomi) and also i am still working on cyanmobile experience 2013 i have to send logcat to dev.
i think it would be release in a few day..(even if wifi don't work so, people can try to fix it...)
that is why i like android community, cos everyone can makes things better even by accident or by miss of knowledge as i did at the beginning of my android life with that pulse that i love...(lol)
i never manage to brick it as it more easier with newer devices...

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@ pulsomatic .hi any news about your project?

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