Cherry Mobile has announced a new set of devices for this month of November and i think it’s the best line up yet for both consumers and developers.
It’s nothing new that Cherry Mobile has been actively releasing new devices every now and then but this time, in my own opinion, they wanted to point out that they are working really hard to put balance in modern hardware and reasonably priced devices.
The end of Android Gingerbread
The current line-up of Cherry Mobile smartphones has abandoned Android 2.3 a.k.a “Gingerbread” and that’s okay. Gingerbread has been here for a very very long time. It was first introduced in December 6, 2010. That’s nearly 4 years ago!
The most affordable Cherry Mobile Android Phone runs Android 4.1 a.k.a “Jelly Bean”
Firefox OS is here to fill the gap
Now that Android Gingerbread is retiring, something needs to fill out the gap.
And now they are offering the Cherry Mobile Ace now runs Firefox OS 1.3.
With Firefox OS, you get a modern operating system with a modern browser. It’s an operating system which has been made with Web Technologies at its heart. Whichmeans you can get more apps because most the apps are lightweight when compared to a native Android app.
I’ve been using Firefox OS for almost a year now and i can safely say that the O.S has been improved dramatically since its inception. And Mozilla is doing a good job on enhancing the operating system. In fact, if you own a Geeksphone Keon or Peak, you can try out Firefox OS 2.1 on your device.
I just bought a unit today and will update my blog on how to test your Firefox OS apps and setting up the development environment using the new Cherry Mobile Ace. So please stay tuned.