Have you ever felt tired of the old Android look and always wanted to try other operating systems but your phone isn’t supported? Well, we got the answer for you!
The freshly made FirefoxOS is now available to try through the bg2droid app , no root is needed and all you need is 65MB of storage available on your phone. The long wanted FirefoxOS that many Android users wanted to try it out but the ports were only made to Nexus devices is now by the reach of one click.
Basically what bg2droid does is overlay the Android OS with the FirefoxOS with its own set of unique apps and features. It comes with the FirefoxOS native Gallery app , Contacts , Music and Marketplace , Mozilla’s app store for mobile devices.
Although the idea is great , the app it self isn’t. The implementing features, such as swiping from the edge of the screen to switch apps, the circle home button and a Flat UI , it isn’t your best choice for your everyday launcher. When you open it the first time , the app takes aprox 5 minutes for the launcher to load all the apps you have.
I’ve tried on my Samsung A3 and encountered several app crashes which is unacceptable nowadays.
This is a great move by Mozilla by taking the iniciative to make their OS more popular among Android users. Right now bg2droid has some ruff edges , but with time we might see a fully bug-fixed app to know how this amazing OS works.
What do you think about the FirefoxOS ? Let me know in the comments below!