New Zealand,United States : FIREFOX phone operating system by MOZILLA [TendersInfo (India)]
(TendersInfo (India) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) After Firefox Web browser, Mozilla is getting into phones by launching an entire phone operating system.
Phones running Firefox OS will appear soon, starting in Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Venezuela. The parent of T-Mobile USA, DT plan to sell Firefox phones first in Poland.
As Mozilla said around thirteen phone companies of the world have committed to supporting Firefox phones, including Sprint Nextel in the US, Telecom Italia, America Movil of Mexico and Deutsche Telekom of Germany.
Huawei and ZTE of China and LG of Korea are the Phone makers that plan to make Firefox phones and first devices will be low-cost touchscreen smartphones.
CEO Paul Jacobs of San Diego-based Qualcomm company, the supplier of almost all the phones chip, was present at Mozilla's press event in Barcelona, Spain, overnight on the eve of the world's largest cellphone trade show.
Jay Sullivan, vice president of products at Mozilla said, The company has seen several efforts to launch "open" smartphone operating systems, with slight success. While developing and supporting the Firefox browser, Mozilla has learned to develop large-scale "open" projects efficiently."
He also added that, Firefox phones will be based on HTML 5, an emerging standard for Web applications.
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