ZTE, Alcatel, Huawei, and LG will make Firefox OS phones: coming with apps like Facebook, Twitter, Cut The Rope
Those devices will likely all be entry-level, designed to bridge the gap between a traditional smartphone with native apps and feature phones. Good news is 18 carriers across the globe have confirmed that they will offer the phones.
The biggest promise about Firefox OS though is that there is no plaftorm - the whole web becomes your ecosystem.
The Firefox Marketplace will feature some neat titles from the get-go: Cut the Rope, Disney’s Mobile Games and even EA games will be on it. The usual suspects Facebook and Twitter will launch apps, as well as Nokia with HERE maps, and SoundCloud.
It will definitely be an uphill battle against Android and iOS, though, and we’re certain Mozilla knows about that. It has decided to still challenge the existing order of things. Do you think it has any chances to succeed?
6. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
I wouldn't say that Android is king. But they are 1 half of the Twin Terrors. I don't think this will take significant market share from Google immediately. And with the fact that it's going to be for small user base for at least the next few years. Google will not allow them to use any of their services. Hacks will come maybe but not official software. And not gain traction until they can come up with a workaround
8. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
And i would want that to end ... , no one should be KING in democratic world order :)
2. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Hopefully this succeeds. Android must not become too powerful. Apple tactics all over again.
3. arfinkhan (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)
yes it will success if nokia join for low range
4. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1627; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
nokia will not make a firefox phone... they are to preoccupied on WP8
5. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1627; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
To be honest i ahve seen the hands on test of firefox OS and it looks plain boring. Good luck to it but i also have a question. If it is based solely on the web then what happens to an area where you cant get signal??
7. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I've seen the demo video of the OS... it's painfully slow. It couldn't be the low specs of the demo phones because WP runs smoothly on the same low specs. I pity the people in emerging markets who would unknowingly buy one of these phones.