Mozilla is currently hard at work perfecting the free and open-source HTML5-based Firefox OS, which it plans to release first in the U.S. some time in 2014. In the meantime, it has published a new video showing off what’s possible with all the new “open” capabilities found in its upcoming OS and how it can fully change the way users interact with their mobile devices.
Jay Sullivan, SVP of Products at Mozilla, walks viewers through the four-and-a-half minute video and elaborates on certain features along the way. One feature in particular is sure to catch your attention. When used to search for certain search terms (i.e. “Skyfall” as in the most recent James Bond movie), Firefox OS will pull up a number of relevant apps for extra options regardless of whether those apps are installed on a user’s device or not. Essentially, it broadens the usefulness of search in a way that most native mobile search apps can only aspire to.
The video also shows Firefox OS running on a total of three different devices. One from Alcatel, another from ZTE, and a third one from Spanish company Geeksphone. Check out the full Firefox OS video below.
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Good step, but has a quite a way to go, specially compared to Ubuntu
I use Firefox as my browser but only because it came around before Chrome. But why would I want a Firefox OS? Google is so much further ahead of Apple and what makes Firefox think that it can surpass Google and Apple?
I love competition. But I would prefer that they make my browser work perfectly – even if that means charging me.
Maybe I missed something…