Firefox OS: One more for the road

Choice, as they say, is a good thing. Or you can never have too choices. In the mobile device operating system space, there are plenty to choose from, with Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android leading the pack.

Not to be left out, the Mozilla Foundation, publishers of the popular, open source Firefox Web browser, plans to add one more mobile OS to the mix.

Called Firefox OS, and built on HTML5, the same markup language used to build modern websites and Web applications, it has managed to garner the support of leading vendors in the business.

Mozilla Firefox OS

From the official announcement:

Industry support is growing behind Mozilla’s plans to launch a new fully open mobile ecosystem based on HTML5. The operating system, which Mozilla today confirmed will use its Firefox brand, will power the launch of smartphones built entirely to open Web standards, where all of the device’s capabilities can be developed as HTML5 applications.

Mapping to key Firefox footprints around the globe, leading operators Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefónica and Telenor are backing the open Firefox OS as an exciting new entrant to the smartphone marketplace. They have also identified the potential of the technology to deliver compelling smartphone experiences at attainable prices.

Read the complete article here.

Related Posts

How to install S3QL from source on Fedora 19 S3QL is an online file system for UNIX-like operating systems that provide features like compression, encryption, data de-duplication, immutable trees...
Solution for crashing KDE applications on Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon On one of my test systems, I have Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon installed. However, I still like to use KSnapshot, the screenshot application for KDE. A...
Light Table is now open source and hosted on GitHub Light Table is an "interactive IDE that lets you modify running programs and embed anything from websites to games." The entire code base has been...
Microsoft Patents Sudo?!! Lordy, lordy, lordy. They have no shame. It appears that Microsoft has just patented sudo, a personalized version of it. Here it is, patent number7...
Zentyal Disaster Recovery service published We're excited to announce that today we are releasing a brand new service: Zentyal Disaster Recovery! This new subscription add-on allows you to store...
One more reason to not use Skype for Linux Even though Skype for Linux is unlike most applications available on any Linux installation, that is, it is a proprietary application, it has long bee...

We Recommend These Vendors and Free Offers

Launch an SSD VPS in Europe, USA, Asia & Australia on Vultr's KVM-based Cloud platform starting at $5:00/month (15 GB SSD, 768 MB of RAM).

Deploy an SSD Cloud server in 55 seconds on DigitalOcean. Built for developers and starting at $5:00/month (20 GB SSD, 512 MB of RAM).

Want to become an expert ethical hacker and penetration tester? Request your free video training course of Online Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

Whether you're new to Linux or are a Linux guru, you can learn a lot more about the Linux kernel by requesting your free ebook of Linux Kernel In A Nutshell.


One Comment

  1. Pingback: Links 5/7/2012: Android 4.1 Reviewed, RHEL 7 Preview | Techrights

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*