Mozilla Launches Firefox OS For Mobile, Challenging Apple And Google With The Open Web

Firefox OS, the brand new, HTML5-friendly mobile phone OS from Mozilla, is now taking a big action forward in its strategy to become a viable third player in the smartphone landscape presently dominated by Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Mozilla is announcing which 18 carriers have now committed to its Open Web HTML5 device push; the launch of the Firefox Marketplace application shop to aggregate content for the platform; and additionally a few of the very first low-cost handsets coming from its carrier partnerships which will be coming away the warmer.




The Firefox Market, meanwhile, possess finalized on a wide range of early partners: Zeptolab, creator of Cut the Rope; Disney Mobile phone Games; EA games; Facebook; MTV Brasil; Nokia’s mapping hard work HERE; SoundCloud and also Twitter will all of the appear on the market with HTML5-based internet apps optimized for Firefox OS handsets. Because popular apps are really a key part of appealing to users to different equipment, it is essential that Mozilla performances at this excellent early stage it s deciding on upwards key companies because area.


The 18 new carriers launched today at just a press conference during the Mobile phone World Congress in Barcelona are Latin American giant América Móvil, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Hutchison 3 Group, Japan’s KDDI, Korea’s KT, Russian MegaFon, Qtel, SingTel, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia Group, Telefónica, Telenor, Telstra, Portugal’s TMN and Russia’s VimpelCom.

This might be the initial significant update to Mozilla’s lover system as announcing a early list of seven (Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefónica and also Telenor) in July 2012, and also it demonstrates that the group continues to gain ground with carriers searching for a worthwhile third way within the smartphone market - really one that provides those carriers even more say, along with a bigger cut, in how services get deployed on top of brand new devices.
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