Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 12:11 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "This week we are announcing our new Firefox OS developer preview phones because we believe that developers will help bring the power of the web to mobile. These developer phones are being developed by Geeksphone in partnership with Telefonica and Geeksphone." Loving the orange.
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Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm excited about it, as well as Ubuntu Phone OS. I plan on installing B2G/Firefox OS on my Nexus S once I upgrade this summer.

Android wasn't successful the first year it was publicly available, and look at it now. Granted, Google is bigger than Mozilla and Canonical, but you can't say for sure where a technology will go until it's been in the open for a while.

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M.Onty Member since:
2009-10-23

Granted, Google is bigger than Mozilla and Canonical, but you can't say for sure where a technology will go until it's been in the open for a while.


Plus, Google don't necessarily have any motive to stamp on Mozilla for this. Their aim is to drive people to their online services, which is almost as likely to happen to users of Firefox OS as users of Android.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


Plus, Google don't necessarily have any motive to stamp on Mozilla for this.


I'd be more worries about Apple because some of the screenshots look more akin to the iPhone than any of Samsung's handsets did:
https://hacks.mozilla.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/geeksphone-peak...

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