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Mozilla releases video showing off the new Firefox OS

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Mozilla releases video showing off the new Firefox OS
Earlier on Sunday, we told you that Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs had announced that the Firefox OS would be available in the U.S. sometime in 2014. This year, it will be seen in Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Venezuela with additional markets expected to be announced soon. Mozilla also announced that the HTML5 based OS will be available in phones produced by ZTE, Huawei, LG and Alcatel and all of them will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (which means that they can use the Qualcomm BatteryGuru).

Search for a movie on Firefox OS and a number of movie related apps appear

Search for a movie on Firefox OS and a number of movie related apps appear

Mozilla released a video on Sunday to show off some of the OS in action. One of the interesting features of the OS was displayed when a search for the movie Skyfall was done and on the screen, a number of movie-related apps appeared such as Fandango and IMDb. Many were apps that you might have never thought to install on your phone.

The Firefox OS, which is open source like Android, will try to take root at first in areas where the iOS-Android duopoly isn't as prevalent. So far, 17 carriers have agreed to carry Fireox OS flavored handsets including Sprint in the U.S. The list includes America Movil, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Hutchison Three Group, KDDI, KT, MegaFon, Qtel, SingTel, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia Group, Telefonica, Telenor, TMN and VimpelCom.

"Firefox OS brings the freedom and unbounded innovation of the open Web to mobile users everywhere. With the support of our vibrant community and dedicated partners, our goal is to level the playing field and usher in an explosion of content and services that will meet the diverse needs of the next two billion people online."-Gary Kovacs, CEO, Mozilla

source: Firefox, CNW via MobileSyrup

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posted on 24 Feb 2013, 22:06 2

1. gokusimpson (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Feb 2013)

Android with a different name?

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 22:24 5

3. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Yup like Android was extension of iOS with a different name :D

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 22:32

5. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

only the looks but this one concentrates on HTML5... all apps and software build is HTML5

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 23:01 2

7. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)

and IOS is the extension of symbian and all other smartphone OS'es before IOS apple copied and improved to call it their invention!

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 22:32

4. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 141; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)

Not really. I'm sure humans can come up with something creative that doesn't have to resemble Android or Apple but it will take time. I am hoping firefox OS to improve and differentiate....to be even better than what's out there (Android)

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 12:28

9. Kreft (Posts: 84; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)

Well of course they can. Look at windows phone. The most original mobile os ever really.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 22:16 1

2. qazwsx (Posts: 21; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)

Very interesting. I'm excited to see what this might grow into eventually.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 22:37 1

6. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

its nice to see that firefox keeps it simple... but widgets are really useful!

the very reason why nokia shouldn't let got of symbian coz only android and symbian has this widgets customization that i know..

and also they should let it run on any other SoC out there! it seem like qualcomm chips will be a bit pricey and fancy....there's a ton of SoC out there!! action semiconductors mediatek, rocketchip and other to keep it low-end friendly!

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 23:44

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

I really wanna see a snapdragon PHONE and OS

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 14:28

10. scsa852k (Posts: 331; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

Contacts look pretty slick.

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