So they released an mobile OS without an MMS support in the first version. That is not a good sign in my view. Mostly since it's too fast and possibly too buggy to be realised into the public jungle.
The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox OS 1.1, the first significant update to the web-based smartphone platform it launched in July. "Just weeks after the first Firefox OS phones hit the market, an update is being made available adding new features, support for a number of new languages and significant performance …
iOS had to wait until V3.0 until it got MMS!
Yes, that was now 4 years ago, but the point is that when iOS launched, it was missing a great many features that were considered de rigueur at the time (e.g. it didn't support 3G) yet it still sold by the millions.
I can't remember the last time I sent an MMS, and in my life I've probably sent less than 20. Simple facts are that where I might want to use MMS today, there are other superior options - such as email, Facebook, WhatsApp etc. YMMV of course, but any one of the 3 phones I currently use (Nexus 4, HTC One, Note 3) could've dropped MMS support I wouldn't know because I don't use it.
Well, it was released as a 'developer' phone, not as a consumer item. It wasn't intended for normal use, but as a means of testing and improving the system. In the free software world, the mantra is 'release early, release often' because that way more people find and report the bugs and shortcomings, and they get fixed.
I've used MMS twice in 15 years.. emailed photos sent lots.
I'd not miss MMS if it was removed.
What is interesting is that Mozilla are getting updates out there. If they can keep the code efficient and not bloated there should be a viable new competitor to the dominant 2 in a year or so.
If Mozilla follows Google's strategy of letting the carriers control updates (by allowing them to heavily customize the O/S for their devices), then customers will wind up with the same steaming pile of vulnerability that exists for Android -- thereby destroying any competitive advantage Firefox O/S might have over Android except very marginally on price. It's analogous to startup Internet media outlets that bury themselves by signing restrictive contracts with cable TV providers (remember Current?). I think we're fast approaching the point where the lack of O/S updates for Android devices will lead to their being banned from corporate networks due to security concerns. For me the inability to get O/S updates is a deal breaker.
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