06 Jul 2012 Friday
Firefox will be cheaper than Android
The first device with Firefox OS will cost less than $100. This was
revealed by Matthew Key, the chief operating officer of Telefonica, a
telecom operator which will be using Mozilla`s upcoming mobile operating
system that was announced recently.
He also revealed that Brazil
will be the first country to receive the device, which will arrive
before March 2013 and will be manufactured by Alcatel and ZTE.
also said, "The operating system will be better and cheaper than the
Android operating system from Google, and will also address update and
fragmentation issues that plague Android."
The operating system
will be able to reach most parts of the world since its official roll
out as prominent operators have said that they will render support to
it. These include the likes of like Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart,
Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefonica and Telenor (Uninor in India).
the Mobile World Congress in February 2012, Mozilla had said that it
will launch its own HTML5-based mobile OS for smartphones. The upcoming
OS, which was earlier called Boot To Gecko, will be an open platform,
wherein the HTML5 based apps will be able to access functions like
Even though Google`s Android OS also has
HTML5-compatible apps, they cannot access such core functions the same
way that stock apps can. This flexibility in the platform will mean that
the web apps will be compatible with all editions of the OS, including
the most recent ones.