Antara Mozilla-Spreadtrum dan Telkomsel-Indosat :)

2-3 hari ini seiring dengan dibukanya Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 di Barcelona berita yang cukup santer (at least for me) adalah Mozilla mengumumkan kerjasama dengan pabrikan chipset asal China bernama Spreadtrum. Hasil kerjasama ini nantinya adalah sebuah ponsel pintar yang dapat diproduksi di kisaran harga USD 25 (IDR 292,375 kalo pake kurs BCA 25/2/2014).

Seperti dilansir di blog Mozilla, selain kerjama sama dengan Spreadtrum ada 7 ponsel baru yang diperkenalkan. Dan yang =mungkin= membuat berita ini jadi ramai di Indonesia adalah bergabungnya Telkomsel dan Indosat ke dalam 21 operator yang mendukung gerakan ‘Open Web Device‘.  Yayyyyy, bravo Telkomsel.

Cuman apakah dengan bergabungnya Telkomsel dan Indosat (plus Polytron sebagai hardware player) langsung bisa diterjemahkan sebagai ‘Ponsel Firefox OS segera dipasarkan di Indonesia, paling tidak diperkirakan akhir tahun 2014 pula’? *smile* *wink* :) Really?

Dari 21 daftar operator tadi, sejauh ini sepertinya baru 4 doang lho yang telah memasarkan perangkat Firefox OS.

What I can tell you is that operators (context: in Indonesia ) will support anyone, specially if it could help increasing the customer base (hopefully ARPU) :)

I dont want to make any more comment on this. The PR guys will do their job when the time comes. Back in MozSummit, I met some people asked some questions more or less about it and got no suitable answers :) Oh well maybe I asked the wrong Mozilla employee :)

Ok, kembali ke Spreadtrum.

Dilansir dari press release Spreadtrum, bahwa kerjasamanya dengan Mozilla telah menghasilkan sebuah referensi desain komplit untuk Firefox OS dengan menggunakan chipset buatan Spreadtrum. Di kesempatan ini, Spreadtrum memperkenalkan chipset SC6821 yang disebut sebagai chipset pertama yang memungkinkan industri dapat memproduksi smartphone seharga USD 25.

Saya agak bingung menerjemahkan istilah turnkey dari press release Mozilla maupun Spreadtrum. Tapi kalo di kerjaan saya sehari-hari sih turnkey (dalam hal ini turnkey project) analoginya adalah satu solusi yang komplit, all in, terima jadi.

Kenapa kata turnkey digunakan di berita-berita tadi?
Kita harus lihat desain chip SC6821 itu sendiri supaya dapat gambaran. Namun sayangnya saya ga nemu info lebih jauh mengenai chipset SC6821 :( Asumsi saya sih dia masih dalam tahap finalisasi dan semoga bisa dapat ‘segera’ diproduksi masal. Yah, supaya Polytron ga nunggu kelamaan juga buat bikin devicenya :)

Tapi kalau desainnya ga jauh-jauh dari chipset SC6820, kira-kira si SC6821 akan seperti ini.

Spreadtrum's SC6820

Spreadtrum’s SC6820

Cukup 1 chipset, sudah cukup untuk mengerjakan hampir semuanya. Makanya disebut sebagai turnkey.
SC6820 hanya bekerja di jaringan 2G, sementara SC6821 akan mendukung jaringan 3G (no, no, no. Jangan ngarep 4G/LTE dulu yah :)
Speknya kurang lebih CPU ARM Cortex-A5 1GHz, 128 MB RAM, 256 MB NAND flash, 3.5″ HVGA touchscreen, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, FM radio, dan tentu saja Firefox OS.

Far too low for me, tapi bukan berarti seperti itu buat orang lain.
Dengan harga segitu, maka -ok, ini hiperbolik – siapa saja bisa punya smartphone yang terkoneksi dengan internet. Kembali ke manifesto Mozilla sendiri bawah internet sudah dan semakin menjadi bagian penting dari kehidupan kita. Semakin kita terhubung satu sama lain, semakin banyak info yang tersampaikan harapannya akan dapat membuat kehidupan manusia akan jadi lebih baik.

Know more, do more, do better.
Awesome!

Ah iya, Mozilla dan Spreadturm juga telah selesai melakukan integrasi Firefox OS di chipset SC7710 yang merupakan chipset WCDMA (ok, istilah awamnya 3G deh) dan diharapkan hasil bagus juga didapatkan di chipset yang lebih advance yaitu SC7715 bulan Maret nanti.

Apple Live Chat Support … Speechless…

Last week I have very funny experience with Apple Live Chat Support. My iPhone 5 is having problem with the sleep/lock button (as well as many others, i think iphone4 users also having same experience but with the home button) and perhaps because of that the front camera also acting weird. It ‘crashed’ the camera app whenever you witch from rear to front camera.

Being an Apple iPhone user in Indonesia is sucks at some point. There’s no Apple Store here. What I’ve done was digging any info I can get first, then contact the apple support. I just want to know their opinion about the problem I had and ask for the Apple authorized service center.

And this all I’ve got. The officer in charge told me to GO TO an address New South Wales AUSTRALIA while I’ve explained in the first time that i live at INDONESIA. Based on the ‘zipcode’ it just 15.6km away. (*@^(!*($)%!%)$)

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Apple oh apple…. speechless…

Maybe because Indonesia and Australis is next to each other, an address in NSW is all I’ve got. Otherwise I might get an address in South Africa or Boston for example where my zipcode can be used also to locate a store :)

Firefox 27.0

Firefox27

Right, just check my lovely browser Firefox and it’s been updated to version 27.0.

Yayyy \^_^/

So what new in version 27?

As part of commitment to to provide privacy and data integrity while you’re online, Transport Layer Security (TLS) version 1.2 has been added to Firefox 27. It’s now running both TLS 1.1 and 1.2 by default.

There is also update on Social API that allows multiple social integration partners to send notifications at the same time. Facebook, Cliqz, Mixi, MSN Now, Weibo plus additional Delicious and Saavn are now integrated with the Social API.

What else?

  • Added support for SPDY 3.1 protocol.
  • Ability to reset style sheets using ‘all:unset’.
  • You can now choose to deobfuscate javascript in the debugger
  • Added support for scrolled fieldsets
  • Implemented allow-popups directive for iframe sandbox, enabling increased security
  • CSS cursor keywords -moz-grab and -moz-grabbing have been unprefixed
  • Added support for ES6 generators in SpiderMonkey
  • Implemented support for mathematical function Math.hypot() in ES6
  • Dashed line support on Canvas
  • Get Azure/Skia content rendering working on Linux
  • And of course, security fixes. Read the security fixes here.

You can read the complete release note in here

So, what is your Firefox version now?

Firefox OS, a year after

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A look back?

Hahaha no, somebody’s done that already.
It’s look a head

It’s been a while before Firefox OS chosen to be the new mobile operating system from Mozilla. We knew it before as Boot 2 Gecko (B2G) and i’ve got no success installation story :P Seems my phone is not in the recommended list, and i’ve messed up my raspberry pi.

Fortunately I met Philipp Wagner at Santa Clara during Mozilla Summit. Philipp is the guy who make some hacks for making FirefoxOS works on RasPi. Visit his blog and you’ll find his notes about it.

A year ago, I made this postit’s in Indonesian— about the “launch” of Firefox OS in Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2013. Along 2013, Firefox OS is starting to shine. Well, not yet shiny. It will take some times and good support from anybody.

Firefox OS (FFOS) is an open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers. It’s based on Linux and open source. Not only for smartphones, FFOS is set to be used on smart TVs also. Early 2014, Panasonic and Mozilla announced their partnership to bring FFOS for powering the next generation Smart TVs. Cool, isn’t it?

Oh, there’ll be a Firefox OS Tablet also on the way.

FFOS is now available in 14 markets, mostly in South America. Big Telco names have been partnership with Mozilla to use Firefox OS including Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Telecom Italia, Telenor. And I’m happy the the company i’m working for will be one of them :) Yayyy…

Alcatel, ZTE, LG, Huawei and don’t forget Geekphone are shipping Firefox OS devices now. VIA is working on something to bring FFOS to desktop world.

But still, it’s hard to get the devices here to play with. Rely on simulator only is not enough.

So, what’s it gonna be this year? I’m sure FFOS will shine brighter this year, and I wish it will be easier for us (in developer point of view) to purchase the device.

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Let’s all be brave :)

Video ini sempat saya mainkan di #wikufest3 kemarin.
Selain beatnya yang enak (coba juga dengerin Roar-nya Katy Perry deh :P) harapan saya sih yang lihat kemarin nyimak juga isi liriknya. Bagus, lho :)

Title: Brave
Album: The Blessed Unrest (2013)
Artist: Sara Bareilles

You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love
Or you can start speaking up

Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do
When they settle ‘neath your skin
Kept on the inside and no sunlight
Sometimes a shadow wins
But I wonder what would happen if you

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just want to see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

Everybody’s been there,
Everybody’s been stared down by the enemy
Fallen for the fear
And done some disappearing,
Bow down to the mighty
Don’t run, just stop holding your tongue

Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

And since your history of silence
Won’t do you any good,
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don’t you tell them the truth?

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

Transfer Musim Dingin English Premier League 2013/2014

Berikut ini adalah hasil sementara belanja tim-tim Liga Inggris untuk transfer musim dingin 2014.
Daftar ini masih belum final karena ada beberapa tim yang masih belum mengumumkan hasil belanjaanya.

Aston Villa
Defender Ryan Bertrand pinjaman Chelsea;
Forward Grant Holt pinjaman dari Wigan Athletic.

Arsenal
Midfielder Kim Kallstorm pinjaman dari Spartak Moscow

Cardiff City
Forward Kenwyne Jones dari Stoke City;
Forward Jo Inge Berget dari Molde
Midfielder Mats Moller Daehli dari Molde
Midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem dari Heerenveen

Chelsea
Midfielder Mohamed Salah dari Basel
Midfielder Nemanja Matic dari Benfica

Everton
Goalkeeper Jindrich Stanek dari Sparta Prague
Forward Lacina Traore pinjaman dari Monaco
Midfielder Aiden McGeady dari Spartak Moscow

Fulham
Forward Konstantinos Mitroglou dari Olympiakos
Midfielder Lewis Holtby pinjaman dari Tottenham Hotspur
Midfielder William Kvist pinjaman dari Stuttgart
Forward Clint Dempsey pinjaman dari Seattle Sounder

Hull City
Forward Shane Long dari West Brom
Forward Nikica Jelavic dari Everton

Manchester United
Midfielder Juan Mata dari Chelsea ***

Newcastle
Forward Luuk de Jong pinjaman dari Borussia Monchengladbach

Norwich City
Defender Joseph Yobo pinjaman dari Fenerbahce
Midfielder Jonas Gutierrez pinjaman dari Newcastle United

Stoke City
Forward Peter Odemwingie dari Cardiff
Forward John Guidetti pinjaman dari Manchester City
Midfielder Stephen Ireland dari Aston Villa.

Sunderland
Midfielder Liam Bridcutt dari Brighton
Forward Ignacio Scocco dari Internacional Porto Alegre
Goalkeeper Oscar Ustari on a free transfer dari Almeria
Defender Santiago Vergini pinjaman dari Estudiantes
Defender Marcos Alonso pinjaman dari Fiorentina.

Swansea City
Forward David N’Gog dari Bolton.

West Ham
Midfielder Pablo Armero pinjaman dari Napoli
midfielder Abdul Razak dari Anzhi
midfielder Antonio Nocerino pinjaman dari Milan
forward Marco Borriello pinjaman dari Roma
Defender Roger Johnson pinjaman dari Wolverhampton Wanderers
Forward Jaanai Gordon dari Peterborough