Monday, July 1, 2013

Find: Mozilla targets Android and Asha as first Firefox OS smartphone goes on sale

Here's wishing them success. A fully open mobile os would be a breath of fresh air. 

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Mozilla targets Android and Asha as first Firefox OS smartphone goes on sale

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After months in development, Mozilla's Firefox OS is ready for the public. Today, the company announced that the first two handsets running the open-source HTML5 operating system — the ZTE Open and the Alcatel One Touch Fire — will soon go on sale in limited markets. Consumers in Spain won't have long to wait after Telefónica-owned Movistar announced the 3.5-inch ZTE Open smartphone will go on sale from tomorrow, costing €69 / $90 (including €30 / $39 balance) for prepay customers.

Mozilla hopes that its open frameworks, HTML5 apps, and consumer-friendly approach will lure people away from low-cost Android, Asha, and Windows Phone smartphones — which offer similar pricing but may provide more in the way of features. Firefox...

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