Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Jun 2013 13:13 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Mozilla and Foxconn have officially announced a partnership and confirmed that the two firms are developing at least 5 new devices, including a tablet computer. At a press conference today at Computex 2013 in Taipei, Li Gong, CEO of Mozilla Taiwan, and Young Liu, General Manager of Foxconn innovation Digital System Business Group, unveiled a new tablet prototype model designed for an unnamed OEM."
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Really hoping
by orfanum on Mon 3rd Jun 2013 14:05 UTC
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That this helps to break up the logjam (including the Blackberry and WP saplings) in the mobile OS stream. The trick to be pulled off is to deliver a feasible alternative *despite* the kind of pressure that such an expectation is going to produce. Having just spent a weekend flashing a tablet just to get my hands on an update, I wish all the partners in this venture God speed if they can produce a tightly integrated, fleet-of-foot OS-based product which will benefit from a rapid update schedule, and which out-of-the-box won't be party to the kinds of insidious big data amassing that many others seem to indulge in as an ongoing by-product of an apparently one-time purchase. I would also fervently pray that they won't try to emulate the current app business model but will seek to subvert it, so that a sluice gate can be closed on this whole 'software as subscription model' channel (or should I say, gutter).

Yeah, I know I am talking out of my hobbyist ass but you all know what I mean.


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