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Firefox OS: third-place race against Windows Phone

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    Firefox OS: third-place race against Windows Phone


    Mozilla has announced that smartphones running Firefox OS have arrived, with Telefonica-owned Spanish mobile phone operator Movistar promising delivery of the first low-priced phones on Tuesday.

    The Firefox shop announced on Monday that Alcatel's One Touch Fire handset, along with the ZTE Open, which will be distributed by both Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica, will be available “soon”.

    Telefonica, though, proceeded to jump ahead of the German-based carrier by announcing the ZTE would be commercially available from its Moviestar shops on 2 July.
    The rest of the story below.


    Firefox OS starts third-place race against Windows Phone ? The Register

    And a second article
    Firefox OS starting small but thinking big says Mozilla CTO ? The Register

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    and if Redmond's legal eagles can't demand a patent tariff, then Firefox OS looks set to be free of royalty taxation from IP vultures. "We've been vetted," he said. "But we're working to avoid obvious pitfalls."
    Does that mean FF os will be truly free - without the MS tax?

    If so, that will be fantastic for consumers.
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    Deutsche Telekom called Firefox smartphones an "important step" on the way to more innovation and competition between "different ecosystems".
    "We rely on open platforms because we want to create freedom of choice on behalf of our customers," said DT board member for Europe and technology Claudia Nemat.
    If every company thought like that... It would be a perfect world !



    Does that mean FF os will be truly free - without the MS tax?

    If so, that will be fantastic for consumers.
    Indeed ! That may change the trend !
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    A FIREFOX OS? I just checked out an Asus that had Chromium OS on it, I wasn't impressed with that, and Chrome is a more accessible Browser. I'd like to see one of these devices, they may have some good ideas.
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    Another way to cram "ADS" down your. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Another way to cram "ADS" down your. . .
    I wouldn't think so.
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