posted by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 16:29 UTC
ZTE will launch a Firefox OS smartphone this year. "ZTE is seeking partnerships to offer devices with the new operating system to reduce its reliance on Google's Android, which dominates the smartphone market with a 75 percent share of shipments, according to IDC. ZTE is expanding in mobile devices and cloud computing, where sales growth is faster than its traditional equipment business." The Google-reliance thing seems to be a common theme these days. It's also partly why Samsung is looking at Tizen.