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    Firefox OS smartphones due 2013 as Mozilla reveals partners

    "Mozilla has officially named its “Boot to Gecko” mobile platform, which will now be known as Firefox OS, and has signed up a clutch of carriers who have promised to back the new smartphone competitor. Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefonica and Telenor have all jumped on board with the HTML5-based OS, while ZTE and Alcatel One Touch will both be creating devices expected to launch in early 2013."

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    Re: Firefox OS smartphones due 2013 as Mozilla reveals partners

    I can't see it seriously competing with Android or iOS. I like having more to an OS than just being based on a web browser, whether it be Firefox or Chrome. Aside from that, I think it's probably too late for them to push their way into the game. I think Microsoft is going to be the only one that has any chance at that at all, and I think that chance is slim.
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    Re: Firefox OS smartphones due 2013 as Mozilla reveals partners

    Quote Originally Posted by forrestcupp View Post
    I can't see it seriously competing with Android or iOS. I like having more to an OS than just being based on a web browser, whether it be Firefox or Chrome. Aside from that, I think it's probably too late for them to push their way into the game. I think Microsoft is going to be the only one that has any chance at that at all, and I think that chance is slim.
    I agree with you there, it's like starting a new car company and trying to dominate sales. Impossible.
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    Re: Firefox OS smartphones due 2013 as Mozilla reveals partners

    Quote Originally Posted by forrestcupp View Post
    I can't see it seriously competing with Android or iOS.
    Does it really have to compete with them? If it covers costs and makes Mozilla a little money (or a lot of money!) then isn't it a success even if it holds the #4 or #5 slot?

    Mozilla has always been more for freedom and openness so any success of this phone should be a win for everybody (even if they don't use it, Linux or open source).
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    Firefox getting into the OS arena

    Firefox OS Powered Smartphones Launching Early Next Year
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    With so many OS's out here my head is starting to spin. I'm running Ubuntu, my wife is running Chrome OS on her Chromebook, now we have Firefox coming to a cell phone. What's next?
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    Re: Firefox OS smartphones due 2013 as Mozilla reveals partners

    Good to see that this is actually going to happen.

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    Re: Firefox getting into the OS arena

    Quote Originally Posted by irv View Post
    Firefox OS Powered Smartphones Launching Early Next Year
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    With so many OS's out here my head is starting to spin. I'm running Ubuntu, my wife is running Chrome OS on her Chromebook, now we have Firefox coming to a cell phone. What's next?
    A cell phone that becomes a desktop computer.

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    Re: Firefox getting into the OS arena

    Quote Originally Posted by irv View Post
    now we have Firefox coming to a cell phone. What's next?
    Ubuntu, or some other Linux distro. Don't want no stinking Android
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    Re: Firefox OS smartphones due 2013 as Mozilla reveals partners

    As much as i love mozilla and firefox, I think they should stick with their applications.

    I have no interest in a firefox OS. I'm quite happy with android.

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    Re: Firefox getting into the OS arena

    Personally I wont touch a smart phone until I can have som raw flavour of Linux running on one.... This locked down Android IOS kinda defeats the point IMO of a computer in your pocket (hardware they're more than powerful enough.... but software.... they're too locked down on what you can do

    until then... a small netbook/tablet running skype suits me perfectly.. since I am honestly more interested in the carry around compouter aspect tbh

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