Is Firefox OS deliberately copying BB10?
BB10 focus on being a developer friendly platform with html 5 and so forth. I am worried that Mozilla's Boot 2 Gecko OS or now called Firefox OS is deliberately copying the look and feel of BB10's UI. Look at these two images. The first one is new Firefox OS UI:
Now this one is from BB10 UI:
both images can be seen in these websites:
Hands on: Mozilla's Boot 2 Gecko OS [U] | Electronista
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My concern, if (Big IF) Firefox OS sees the light of day, hardware manufacturers might look for alternatives if Android OS becomes stale in the next few years. Firefox OS will bring more confusion to the marketplace.Evolution of Communication: Rotary Phone > Dial Tone > Motorola Walkie-talkie > Nokia 2160 > Nokia 6190 > Samsung a460 > Samsung a920 > BB 8700 > BB 9530 > BB 9860 > PlayBook > Z10 > HTC One X+>Z30
- CrackBerry Addict
12-15-12, 10:24 AM #3
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Agree with Roo Zilla, at first I also thought they were WP tiles.
One thing though, I wonder when Android and Samsung (or any other company) will throw out a copy of BB10 and BB hardware after RIM's launch (especially if it becomes successful). You know they are bound to do so.I use BB10...the blasphemy!
- 12-15-12, 10:43 AM #6
The similarity I see is just that the icons have the name written underneath in a shaded area. The shape and size of the icons are different though.Everyone, everyone, stop fighting! Look unto me! I possess the blue flag! I wield the power infinite! The universal fabric is mine to unravel! My every thought becomes reality! Mountains will fall! Seas will boil! Day will be at night! People will...run...chicks'll dig me!
- CrackBerry Genius
12-15-12, 12:17 PM #9
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Calm down love its just icons BB10 aint copied yet.Looks like windows tiles meets big box icon.Checked out some demo's the UI's built on html I think the best bit was when he called online that just screamed liek by by carrier.
Everyones gonna copy BB10 model RIMS been gesture free for some time now.Gesture base is the way forward RIM just needs to protect its creation and mechanics.You can bet the same techsperts downplaying the gesture based BB10 will be heavily praising a buttonless iphone, droid to the heavens you watch.
Firefox is a different beast from demos I have seen its open source and able to get modified.Its pretty much Tizen hmm people really want to push this html route.Good thing RIM have a good browser and have not abandoned HTML5 support native vs html will not go away.
- 12-15-12, 03:06 PM #10
If you want to talk about copying, check out Google's new Map App for iOS.
That has a number of BB10 inspired features. It's just the name of the game.
I can't get mad at firefox for copying some BB10 features as BB10 took inspiration from others.
That's how tech evolves. It builds on what came B4 it. I CAN get mad at someone who copy others
& then sues people saying that they invented everything & everyone is copying them...cough, apple, cough
- 12-15-12, 03:47 PM #11
There are only so many ways to implement an icon launch grid. The issue is going to be that there will probably be a lot of IP used in the OS, knowingly or unknowingly, just like with Android, that they aren't paying for and if the OS gets popular, lawsuits will occur.
- 12-15-12, 03:56 PM #12
Jolla Sailfish OS based on the old MeeGo is another one you want to look at if you're going to look for OS's that come close to BB10 in appearance. Another company is working on resurrecting WebOS as well. Both were around prior to BB10 though so technically I don't know who you could really claim is copying whomCarrier controlled updates is the worst smartphone spec of them all
- 12-15-12, 06:51 PM #14
Gotta admit, I cracked up laughing over this. I can't believe someone would bring up anyone copying BB10 when it is painfully obvious to those with eyeballs that RIM deliberately copied MeeGo.
- 12-15-12, 08:47 PM #15
but like I said in the next sentence, you can't get mad at them for that when RIM has taken ideas from other people.
"That's how tech evolves. It builds on what came B4 it. I CAN get mad at someone who copy others
& then sues people saying that they invented everything & everyone is copying them...cough, apple, cough"
- 12-15-12, 09:03 PM #16
the 3 dots are actually something that android has been using for its menus for quite awhile now, before bb10 i would say. Its not surprising if they carried the dots over for the iOS version.
- 12-16-12, 07:55 AM #17
Is Firefox OS deliberately copying BB10?
- 12-16-12, 09:39 AM #18
- 12-16-12, 09:57 AM #20
If BB10 allowed those two things it would put to rest a lot of the criticisms like not being able to see the wallaper or even the general look of the grid which is plain looking. Plus that might be a compromise with the lack of themes. Problem is BB doesn't have a place to submit ideas for BB10 like they do the Betazone and BBOS. Is there a place to do this?
- 12-16-12, 12:09 PM #21
- 12-16-12, 01:32 PM #24
Re: Is Firefox OS deliberately copying BB10?
a lot of what RIM has been showing of BB10 for the last six months has also showing up on other platforms.
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