Today I received the Firefox OS tablet from the Mozilla’s Firefox OS Contributor Program and made quick unboxing. Filled with excitement I upgraded the tablet to Firefox OS version 2.1 by following a great tutorial of a fellow Mozilla Rep, it was very easy indeed.
Here’s the specification of the tablet.
Brand/Model: Foxconn InFocus New Tab F1
Processor: A31 (ARM Cortex A7) Quad-Core 1.2GHz w/ PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU
Screen: 10.1″ capacitive multi-touch @ 1280×800
Camera: Dual cameras, 2MP/5MP
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Ports: Micro SD, Micro USB, Microphone, 3.5mm Earphone jack
Sensors: Light Sensor, G Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor
Other: Speaker 0.7W x 2 Stereo, GPS/AGPS & GLONASS
Battery: 7000 mAh
Dimensions: 266(L) x 170(W) x 9.7(H) mm
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Today I got my Geeksphone Keon a developer preview device of Mozilla with the new mobile operating system named Firefox OS. The device is not yet available on the consumer market but you can buy it at Geeksphone online store for about Php5000. It would take about 3-4 business days shipping thru UPS going here in the Philippines, don’t worry UPS got a cool online tracking system for the package.
I already had a preview of the design and was really excited to have this unboxing experience. Using a minimalistic design with just a print on a box. The orange color being the dominant in the design with some use of the grays is just awesome. The overall packaging have the feel of organic design that I really admire being a designer myself.
The box has a lot of scotch tape on the bottom part to secure the contents inside that you may need to put it in a flat surface just to make sure it won’t drop.
The phone itself is in bright Firefox orange with a matte or rubber back plate finish that prevents it from slipping in my hand. The screen attract a lot of fingerprints just like any other phones but the display is clear and bright, I enjoyed playing the tower jelly game that has a lot of saturated colors.
Just like any other phone the basic items are included in the box, a charger with a detachable USB cable, stereo headphones and the supplied 1580 mAh battery. It has an initial charge so I’ve got to play with it for sometime before charging it, as you can see you may need a power adapter to fit in our power outlets. I’ve tried using the camera but it’s asking for an external memory card, a micoSD card that unfortunately you need to grab one.
- CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 7225AB 1Ghz.
- UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA).
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE).
- Screen 3.5″ HVGA Multitouch.
- Camera 3 MP.
- 4 GB (ROM) and 512 MB (RAM).
- MicroSD, Wifi N, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, Radio FM, Light & Prox. Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB.
- Battery 1580 mAh.
That’s it for now! Do you have an app ready for liftoff? Web developers that wants to work on a new platform can submit their apps at the Firefox Marketplace Developer Hub or join our local community Mozilla Philippines to get the latest updates for FirefoxOS.