Welcome to this blog post where we will explore the latest version of the Freebox OS interface, version 4.4. As a Freebox Révolution user, I am excited to share with you the updates that are applicable to all Freebox models released after the Révolution. If there are any differences, please let me know in the comments. Feel free to ask any questions or share your thoughts on what I will present.
Firstly, let’s dive into the changelog. This update is primarily focused on the graphical aspects of the interface. It’s impressive to note that it was developed by a single person named Quentin. He managed to create an interface that caters to all Freebox models, which is quite remarkable. Quentin has his own startup called « Mais Sa Volt, » which I wasn’t aware of until now. Despite appearing as a large company, it’s actually just him and another person named Michael who worked on this interface. This demonstrates that Quentin has indeed made a significant impact with Freebox OS.
Moving on, this update brings improvements to the Freebox Hockey app, which we will explore further later on. Additionally, there are two bug fixes related to sharing on Nova Video Player and stability issues with SMB. The latter is particularly interesting to me as I rely on the Freebox as a server connecting all my devices. It’s crucial for everything to function flawlessly.
Graphically, the interface now resembles what Free does with their own designs, specifically the latest Freebox model called « Pop. » The colors are vibrant and eye-catching, with a rounded aesthetic. It’s a significant improvement compared to the previous interface, which was rather unpleasant. The information and layout remain the same, but the colors and fonts have been slightly modified. Unfortunately, I don’t have the ability to compare screenshots before and after the update, but certain elements, such as the graphical representation, have remained unchanged. These elements are deeply embedded in the system and not easily modified with a few lines of code.
It’s important to note that these graphical changes won’t enhance the performance or add new features to your Freebox. It’s more about creating a visually pleasing user experience. To put it simply, it’s like giving your car a fresh coat of paint. It won’t improve its performance or add new features, but it will make it more enjoyable to use.
Now, let’s address some specific aspects. The resizing of the interface works smoothly, and I don’t recall any issues with that. The explorer and Freebox settings have received new icons and a redesigned look. However, there is a minor issue with the buttons being too close to each other. This will be addressed in a future update.
In terms of capabilities and possibilities, there aren’t any significant changes to the Freebox. The functionalities remain the same, including profiles, network devices, call logs, and program management.
I hope this blog post covers all the topics I mentioned at the beginning. If I missed anything, please let me know in the comments. Stay tuned for more videos, and if you found this post helpful, don’t forget to give it a thumbs up and share it with others who might be interested.