From:  Ralph Giles <giles@mozilla.com>
Date:  11 Jan 2015 02:26:26 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/mozilla.accessibility
Subject:  

Re: Accessibility of Firefox OS

NNTP-Posting-Host:  63.245.216.66

On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 10:06 PM, Joanne Chua  wrote:

> Just wondering, for the very moment, in order for me to install
> Firefox OS, i need to have an Android tablet and reformat the tab
> before i can do a clean FFOS install is that right?

Something like that. Unfortunately it's still quite difficult to
obtain developer hardware for testing. If you mean the Foxconn tablet
from https://wiki.mozilla.org/FirefoxOS/TCP, if you can find the
android version of the hardware you can probably reflash it with an
experimental Firefox OS build. There are no automated updates
available, so you'll need to be (or become) comfortable with
downloading and installing updates from another computer running a
desktop operating system. Please also be aware that the tablet version
of Firefox OS is still at an early stage, so there are often problems
with nightly builds.

If you live in Australia, you can buy the ZTE Open C phone. It comes
with Firefox OS 1.3, but I think it's possible to reflash it with the
'flame' developer phone images to test in-development features like
the screen reader. Of course that's a smaller form factor, but the
software is better supported. See for example
https://www.jbhifi.com.au/phones/Outright-Mobile-Handsets/zte/zte-open-c-handset-grey/624980/

Hope that helps, and thanks for your interest,
 -r