Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Feb 2013 22:42 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Firefox OS could actually be wildly successful, no matter how underwhelming the actual phones may be. And that's because - at least for now - you're not the customer; your carrier is." I'm extremely disappointed by Firefox OS so far. There's nothing wrong with the low-end hardware we've seen during MWC, but there is something wrong with low-end hardware that can't even properly run its operating system. To make matters worse, carriers are the boss here. Terrible first impression.
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We'll have to see how it plays out
by Lennie on Wed 27th Feb 2013 23:47 UTC
Lennie
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Guess I knew this already so it wasn't surprised to me atleast.

My guess is, this is about unlocking the Apple and Google stronghold and they could really use a partner for that.

As many carriers already pay for the phone anyway and Mozilla has a relationship with them and the customer has a relationship for the payment system with them, so might as well be them.

I can choose my carrier and I can choose the appstore I use. I can even install from a website directly.

Is that not open enough ?

EDIT: now that I have put in some more thought, Mozilla is doing this for the developers.

The idea is that Apple gets a lot of money from the developers, like 30% or even more.

My guess is, they want to lower this number.

Edited 2013-02-28 00:01 UTC

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