Mozilla Firefox OS Updates

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Mozilla Gains Global Support for a Firefox Mobile OS

The Firefox OS for mobile devices is built on Mozilla’s “Boot to Gecko project” which unlocks many of the current limitations of web development on mobile, allowing HTML5 applications to access the underlying capabilities of a phone, previously only available to native applications. Telefonica’s Digital unit joined forces with Mozilla earlier this year to take this work and showcase a new phone architecture where every phone feature (calling, messaging, games, etc.) is an HTML5 application.

Due to the optimization of the platform for entry-level smartphones and the removal of unnecessary middleware layers, mobile operators will have the ability to offer richer experiences at a range of price points including at the low end of the smartphone price range, helping to drive adoption across developing markets.
 

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Alcatel and ZTE first to offer Mozilla Firefox OS powered smartphones
Boot to Gecko is no more – all hail Firefox OS, as Mozilla looks to take on the mobile OS market in 2013.

Boot to Gecko was first announced back in July 2011 and it is Mozilla's project to offer a fully open mobile ecosystem, powering smartphones built entirely to open web standards and based on HTML5 applications.

Alcatel and ZTE first to offer Mozilla Firefox OS powered smartphones | News | TechRadar
 

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lol. apple would not bother going after mozilla. why? because they do not have any money. they would not bother unless firefox os becomes a major player in the market which it is unlikely to become. as simple as that.
 

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Firefox OS will compete with nokia asha's, ageing symbians, tizen basically at the low level segment
 

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dunno. from what i am hearing it seems to be using fairly high end hardware. at least the processors. how can they compete against asha on price then?
Canonical is also saying similar things about Ubuntu OS. That it would run on basic phones providing a solid user interface experience on budget devices. I mean how would it even run on budget devices? It's not that they can magically improve the performance so much? The first preview crawled on dual core processors based GN and also N4.
 

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Alcatel version of firefox OS is a low end device.
Google is a major revenue generator for firefox, i doubt google will allow the competition to grow in the mobile high end space
 

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