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Mozilla Firefox OS for smartphones revealed

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Let’s do a quick headcount of the current major players, we have Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS and Microsoft’s Windows Phone – the big three. Let’s throw in RIM’s Blackberry OS to the mix. Add those up and what you get is a very brutal and unforgiving mobile market.

Mozilla seems to have a lot of confidence though when they decided to develop their own “experimental” mobile platform called the Firefox OS, AKA Boot to Gecko (B2G). Screenshots have been revealed giving us a glimpse on what we can expect from this upcoming OS.

Take a look below:

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Firefox Os • Mozilla Firefox Os For Smartphones Revealed

Mozilla Firefox Os • Mozilla Firefox Os For Smartphones Revealed

The whole OS is based on Linux and Gecko, and runs apps in HTML 5. The Foundation claims that it is faster, lighter and more open than Android. Personally it looks like a mix of Android and Meego. What do you guys think? Share your thoughts below.

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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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Robert DC. Reyes
9 years ago

More screenshots of B2G (Firefox Mobile OS) on a Smart Prepaid SIM card here:
http://www.bobreyes.com/myblog/2012/07/23/firefox-mobile-os-b2g-milestone-4-released/

Dherish
9 years ago

This must be great if the price is right :)

Yahoo
Yahoo
9 years ago

This could be a competition to feature phones given its price point advantage. But to compete with Android and iOS? I don’t think so. Its got the looks of both iOS and Android but I just can’t sense the smartphone feel in here.

Justin
Justin
9 years ago

Firefox OS? No, thanks. Talk about late entrant.

jlapitan
9 years ago

meron na po nyan dito sa pinas..

http://www.bobreyes.com/myblog/2012/06/12/the-philippines-very-first-boot-to-gecko-b2g-device/

http://www.mozillaphilippines.org/the-philippines-very-first-boot-to-gecko-b2g-device/

roiji
9 years ago

looks promising.
especially currently running on Android hardware :}

gouki
gouki
9 years ago

the logo of evernote and angry birds are switched

tinikling
tinikling
9 years ago

the icons looks like from china’s knock offs smartphones or maybe there’s something wrong with my monitor..

nameless
nameless
9 years ago

If you think this is already great, just wait for “UBUNTU Phone”

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/04/ubuntu-phone-os-takes-a-step-closer

co0ljade
co0ljade
9 years ago

lahat ba ng apps sa google play o sa Android app store pwede sa phone na ito?

jarod_0122
jarod_0122
Reply to  co0ljade
9 years ago

75% of the apps on the Market can be ported “daw” which is really really good.

Yahoo
Yahoo
Reply to  co0ljade
9 years ago

Apps that are built using HTML 5 for iOS and Android are mostly based from their mobile webpage counterparts like Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo Mail, blog apps (Engadget, Verge, etc.) so don’t expect your favorite apps, especially games to be ported to this OS immediately.

quick brown fox
quick brown fox
9 years ago

I’m fairly sure that’s not OK Computer’s album cover…

/hipster mode off

simplynice93
simplynice93
9 years ago

Wow! Hopefully it can be rooted to existing phones.

simplynice93
simplynice93
Reply to  simplynice93
9 years ago

And tablets also! :)

Darwin
Darwin
9 years ago

here is a video of Firefox OS

Darwin
Darwin
9 years ago

Smart will back this phone and Mozilla is targeting a below $100 phone.. it’s gonna be really cheap.

Vekou X Aitenshi
9 years ago

So if we use firefox os, chances are that the icons for angry birds and evernote get swapped?

jeric
jeric
9 years ago

the whole top bar really looks like iOS.. the lock icon, signal bar, battery icon

jerosan
jerosan
9 years ago

more of a linux-phone…rooting for more open source…surely this will have a lot of flavors once it is officially out…

Bryan
Bryan
9 years ago

IOS + Android = Firefox OS. hehehe

BigmikeMeMe
BigmikeMeMe
9 years ago

“I see the light at the end of the tunnel!!”

I also see some bit of iOS playing there.
I hope there will be a demo video of playing with this OS. :))

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