Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 16:29 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless 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.
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RE[2]: Recommendation
by tkeith on Fri 11th Jan 2013 14:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Recommendation"
tkeith
Member since:
2010-09-01

I'm pretty sure you don't have to pay a license fee to use Android, that is kind of the point. Unfortunately you have to pay Microsoft and possibly others for protection, I mean patent licensing. Microsoft and others will probably go after Tizen and FirefoxOS too if they gain any significant market share.

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RE[3]: Recommendation
by zima on Tue 15th Jan 2013 20:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Recommendation"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

You have to pay for "Google experience" (Android branding, Google applications such as Gmail or maps)

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