Firefox OS, official name revealed by Mozilla today, coming to mobile devices in year 2013. The Firefox OS would be a complete open operating system for mobile and smartphones.
The Firefox OS devices will be built by two largest phone manufacturers in Chine named TCL and ZTE. The devices would be built using Qualcomm Snapdragon processors which are also being used in Samsung Galaxy S III.
The new OS is also getting big response from phone operator companies. Companies like Sprint, Etisalat, Smart, Deutsche Telekom,Telenor and Telecom Italia are showing their commitments to offer Firefox OS devices.
According to Mozilla, the Firefox OS will be built on open web standards and its apps will be developed in HTML5. HTML5 is the latest standard that supports unconventional features and functionality in web pages.
“Firefox Mobile OS can help us drive an HTML 5-based platform for creating lower cost smartphone options for prepaid, postpaid and wholesale customers,” Sprint’s product chief, Fared Adib stated.
Firefox OS is another name of Mozilla’s “Boot to Gecko” project, which was announced in July 2011. It’s a plan to make a mobile operating system around its Gecko engine. The same engine is being used by many open source software available today.
By creating an OS entirely on open web standards, the apps can have more functionality since they will be created using HTML5 platform, things like hardware acceleration will be available on new mobile devices.
Your thoughts on Firefox OS
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