by Robert Triggs, 2 weeks ago
The jury is still out on whether Firefox OS poses a legitimate threat to the mobile OS status-quo; many are writing it off for simply being too late to the party and others are quietly…
Mozilla, the company highly known for developing one of the most successful internet browsers of all time, is soon to rival the mobile OS market. As early as 2013, we will be able to play with some hot, new smart phones with a different operating system.
So different in fact, Telefónica says that the OS will be even “better and cheaper” than its great competitor, Android. Matthew Key, Head of Telefónica Digital pointed out some flaws with Google mobile OS, including the massive delay in software updates for each of the Android’s divisions, as well as the “fragmentation” of the Google Play Store.
Key also addressed the large demand for the Android OS, and the impact is has on cellular production. The head of Telefónica has also obtained the European carrier “O2’s” support for the upcoming Firefox OS. It is suspected that the first “Firefox OS friendly device” will cost less, or around $100, according to Matthew Key’s presentation at the digital conference in London.
Other information clarifies that perhaps the first cellular manufacturer for the new OS will be ZTE. More importantly, the Mozilla teams focuses greatly to create the operating system with HTML-5. Which will hopefully, spark inspiration for future mobile development.
Even though that this will be hard task to develop a new OS that can rival Android, it will be interesting to see how Mozilla overcomes the obstacles in creating a truly spectacular software, with a whole new background.
What do you think of Mozilla’s plans to introduce Firefox Mobile OS? Do you think the ease of HTML-5 development will profit in more stable user applications? I would love to hear your comments.