I’m somewhat disappointed in myself that it took me this long to realize that I should make a post dedicated to core applications. On the other hand maybe it’s better since I had more time to try all the apps out. If you think I missed something else or there is something you want me to try and write about please let me know.
Just to clarify, by core apps I mean applications that are part of Gaia. So let’s begin in alphabetical order.
It displays websites, it has tabs, bookmarks, history etc. One thing that I don’t like about is the fact that it refreshes the websites every time I switch my tab to it, otherwise it’s a good mobile browser.
It syncs to Google, Yahoo and CalDAV.
It’s as simple as it could be, you can take a picture, record video or go to the Gallery.
It displays time and can wake you up.
The search is rather slow, and in Firefox OS 1.0.1 it will only import contacts from Facebook and SIM card. Newer versions include more services to sync up to, more on that once I update. At the end of the day it does the job of keeping my contacts and helping me find the one I want.
The numeric buttons are nice and big and icons are self explanatory, the only thing I would like to see that is there is a “call favorites” button but I already talked about this on day 3.
A nice application for reading and writing your emails. When I synced it with GMail it got my folders and everything. I couldn’t get it to run in the background and notify me about new emails though.
Yes, Firefox OS has a FM Radio app for devices that come with a build-in receiver.
It’s great for viewing all the screenshots of your phone you took for your blog. Also it allows you to change exposure, crop, add effects and borders to your cute selfies.
This is the app that displays your home screen, lock screen and menu. It will look familiar to anyone who has ever used any smart phone.
It loads slow, but it’s easy to find apps in it and over all does the job it’s supposed to do.
A rather basic music player, but it has all the functions you really need.
Basic PDF viewing application. There is really not much I can say other than warn you not to try to open big pdf files on low end devices unless you have a good book ready to read while you are going to wait for the file to open.
This should look very familiar who has ever used an Andrioid phone.
MMS is not available on anything older than FFOS 1.1
I could not get it to work. I put some videos on the SD card and took a short video with the phone but this app would not see any of the files.