Mozilla building an open-source OS for smartphones and tablets
1. NoNo (unregistered)
1st!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my GOD! I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS
13. tuminatr (Posts: 693; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
by the way this is not new, Verizon passed on the G1 launch for a Mozilla phone that never appeared. I for one am NOT holding out for this one
2. dionddc (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
That's huge news. Mozilla, Google, Apple and Microsoft - all fighting.
3. cyborg (unregistered)
9. Laurynas (unregistered)
Let's hope that Mozilla's Operatin System will be better than browser. :D
10. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Awesome. I love FF. Hope that only good comes out of this.
Did you hear Apple? They are making a mobile OS the PROPER WAY - Open Source.
11. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)
Mozillas Browser still doesnt enable flash on mobile devices Fix that first. THEN make a browser
12. satya (unregistered)
Join the meego its opensource as well as now fully open for everyone thanks to nokia who is leaving this good OS
14. snowgator (Posts: 3304; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Okay, so how does this fit in??
Google/Android - sweating out lawsuits and some rising competition, but still the #1 OS. Little Green Robot- not concerned.
Apple/iOS- Most closed, single company OS are gone or on life support, but this is Apple. "Nuff said. FF is no threat here.
Microsoft- Yes, they do need a breakout year in 2012. But Mango looks great, and I think they have learned their lesson with WinMobile. Throw in great hardware from Nokia and HTC with a little Samsung on the side, and no worries.
RIM/BBOS- Remember that life support I mentioned earlier? Could an open source a year or two away work well here, with a still great hardware company that can't seem to get software for non-business users right?
HP/WeBOS- May end up being a Tablet/laptop/PC exclusive OS, unless HP gets someone else on-board for smartphones. HP may be thrilled just with that.
Not a lot of opportunity here, not with MeeGo dying to be picked up by someone (LG?). How do they get the foot in the door?
24. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Haha u forgot that apple is on its toes because Android WP7 and Meego are major threats.
16. Laurynas (unregistered)
Now jus interesting, which smartphone manufacturers will use this Operating System on their devices.
17. PhoneLuver (Posts: 474; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
I wonder if Oracle will sue them for the same patent violations they sued Google for!
18. snowgator (Posts: 3304; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Man ... hadn't thought of that. Lawsuits. There is something new and exciting.
20. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
omg lol, firefox trying to do OS when they can barely do a working browser? Apple's own Safari is 10x better than the **** they call a browser.
21. DarkSide (unregistered)
The big question is, the OS for devices, like phones or tablets depends of the manufucter, so I think on nowdays Mozzilla has a few space to grow, I can´t see a big manufucter putting on risk a long-term strategy to adopt a new system. We know a system grow a lot when it is used by a large company and for a lot of users, so it´s a circle, the system depends of a big manufucter but manufucter will not adopt a system with a few support and with a non-stabilised credibility on the market.
22. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
i've never really been thrilled about Mozilla's browser let alone them creating their own OS. looks like an opportunity to mimic Google but hey, i guess anything is possible. may be better than what i anticipate but at this time...my first thought is "next".
23. Meh222222 (unregistered)
This is just an example of a company trying to cash in on the smart phone/tablet era. Apple, Google and Microsoft have this market tight already, and RIM have made it pretty clear that they aren't ready to call it quits with their flood of new phones coming onto the market. Then you have MeeGo and WebOS trying to pull some market share through Nokia and HP. Mozilla have no chance, maybe they should put their efforts into playing catch-up in the browser department and then take things from there in a couple of years time when the next "new" product comes onto the market.. I mean Apple and Google haven't had a huge impact with their TV products, maybe Mozilla should give that a shot.