Firefox OS on the ZTE Open
Posted Sep 6, 2013 19:44 UTC (Fri) by khim
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Actually I'd say your arguments are the reason they SHOULD do any major changes now. Now they only have a few early adopters and few real customers.
Good point. Well, now (as in: right now, basically in the next few weeks or may be a month) will be a good time, you are right. And indeed, if your creation is not popular then it may be good idea to release something "with new user interface with new concepts and paradigms" (Microsoft is famous for making few mediocre versions of anything before creating a hit).
But this idea raises the question: if you can not create something which will be popular and you know that (otherwise why plan for the next version "with new concepts and paradigms" from the start) then why such product was released in first place?
If they have a hankering to get a big change that didn't make it onto the 1.0 hardware now is probably the last chance, six months from now would be too late, either way.
On that we can agree, too. I actually feel that now it already too late (IMHO critical point was "half of the phones sold are smartphones" and this point has passed already already), but, well, it's very close to critical time and they still have small chance of jumping on the bandwagon of the last car of a departing train… but as time goes on chances are becomes more and more imaginary.
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