They have a clear advantage over Android: less layers on top of the hardware, and technology moves so fast that it is always working for the low end scavengers (i.e.: a €200 phone can do more today than a €600 phone two years ago).
It's clear, but diminishing advantage. Every year memory becomes cheaper and cheaper and other components (screen, battery, etc) are kept on the same level. Cheapest Android 4.0 phones (and Android 4.0 is more resource-hungry then Android 2.x) are well below $100 unsubsidized already. How much down can Firefox OS push the envelope? How much will it matter?
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