ZOPO ZP998 Octacore Android Smartphone Review and Giveaway
These are more akin to the third-party web apps available for the original iPhone in 2007. Firefox OS apps have more functionality than those web apps from seven years ago, however: The company has been working on various APIs that let HTML5 apps access phone hardware such the camera, gyroscope and internal storage, for example. Heres a look how this all works on Android phones: You can install Firefox OS apps from Mozillas online marketplace : Theres actually quite a bit of affinity between Mozillas smartphone platform and Googles. When Mozilla first started what is today called Firefox OS, it was actually implemented as Boot 2 Gecko on a few select Android handsets. Like Android, it runs on a Linux kernel as well. Ironically, its also similar to Googles Chrome OS as it too runs a web-based environment atop Linux. Will hordes of Android owners rush to install Firefox OS apps on their Android phone?
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In all honesty, while these apps might provide better GPS performance, you are almost always better off with a device that already has good GPS performance. In short, if you need navigation consider a better phone, such as the Nexus 5 ( read our review of the Nexus 5 ). Mediocre Battery Life As mentioned prior, the ZP998s battery life falls short of average. I found myself unable to use the device for much longer than half a day. This problem exists even when battery-saving mode is enabled.
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