Mozilla releases video showing off the new Firefox OS

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).

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.


source: Firefox, CNW via MobileSyrup

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10 Comments

1. gokusimpson

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 24, 2013

Android with a different name?

3. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

5. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

7. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 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!

4. haroonazeem638

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 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)

9. Kreft

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

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

2. qazwsx

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

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

6. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 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!

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

I really wanna see a snapdragon PHONE and OS

10. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Contacts look pretty slick.

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