Geeksphone Keon — Firefox OS

Andrew Schwäbe
May 2, 2013 · 1 min read
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Geeksphone Keon unboxingI am fortunate to have scored one of the few Firefox OS mobile phones released a few weeks ago in Spain. A few minutes after they were announced, they were sold out, but luckily I have some connections! Lets take a look…


So thus starts a real-life evaluation of the new Firefox OS for mobile phones. I’ll be posting updates to my blog about feedback as I note interesting things. You can read about Firefox OS here.

Here are a few first thoughts:

  • I love that it is HTML5 powered :)
  • I am pretty sure there is an Android core running behind everything. (will confirm later)
  • It wasn’t super easy to import my contacts (no google sync… yet?)
  • The phone app doesn’t have a ‘favorites’ or ‘speed-dial’ feature that I could find
  • It is unlocked out-of-the-box, so it worked with my ATT and T-Mobile service
  • The general OS seems a little glitchy, but also reasonably smooth for a pre-release version!
  • It is crazy tiny compared to my galaxy note phablet :)

More usability goodness soon. I’m also pretty jazzed that it will be easy to upgrade the OS over the air.

PainInTheApps

A blog of intrigue, technology, sarcasm and other things

Andrew Schwäbe

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I’m an Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, crypto type of guy. Oh, and guitarist. And foodie. And philanthropist. Maybe more, check back later.

PainInTheApps

A blog of intrigue, technology, sarcasm and other things

Andrew Schwäbe

Written by

I’m an Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, crypto type of guy. Oh, and guitarist. And foodie. And philanthropist. Maybe more, check back later.

PainInTheApps

A blog of intrigue, technology, sarcasm and other things

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