ZTE, Alcatel, Huawei, and LG will make Firefox OS phones: coming with apps like Facebook, Twitter, Cut The Rope

ZTE, Alcatel, Huawei, and LG will make Firefox OS phones: coming with apps like Facebook, Twitter, Cut The Rope
Mozilla has just announced that it got four phone makers on board its brand new HTML5-based Firefox OS. LG, Huawei, ZTE and Alcatel are the ones to first release devices running on Firefox OS and the platform has also been confirmed to feature apps like Facebook, Twitter and 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?

source: Mozilla



7. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

5. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 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??

3. arfinkhan

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

yes it will success if nokia join for low range

4. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

nokia will not make a firefox phone... they are to preoccupied on WP8

2. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Hopefully this succeeds. Android must not become too powerful. Apple tactics all over again.

1. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

sorry but andriod is the king

6. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 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: Aug 11, 2012

And i would want that to end ... , no one should be KING in democratic world order :)

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