Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Jul 2013 23:07 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Mozilla today announced that the regional launches of Firefox OS smartphones will begin soon. Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica will release the first Firefox OS devices, the ALCATEL ONE TOUCH Fire and the ZTE Open, soon. Individual partners will announce specifics about launches in each market soon." Lots of soons in there.
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RE[3]: I wonder...
by Lennie on Tue 2nd Jul 2013 23:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I wonder..."
Lennie
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2007-09-22

Unlike all the other attemps the advantage of FirefoxOS is, that it's only web-technologies. There are no other parts running on the phone. Just a Linux kernel and maybe wpasupplicant for handling WPA/WPA2.

And FirefoxOS is targetting the low-end could be a good idea, there are 6 billion phone users in the world and only 1.1 billion have smartphones. This is because smartphones are expensive. And lots and lots of people can't afford them.

Also if you look at the number of programmers in the world for all the different langauges together is 20 million, this includes everything from kernel hackers and embedded devices to business intelligence and 8 of them million are webdevelopers.

The number of people building apps for Android and iOS are in the couple of 100.000 range.

Edited 2013-07-03 00:08 UTC

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RE[4]: I wonder...
by moondevil on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 05:05 in reply to "RE[3]: I wonder..."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Unlike all the other attemps the advantage of FirefoxOS is, that it's only web-technologies.


Ever heard of WebOS?

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RE[5]: I wonder...
by Lennie on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 05:07 in reply to "RE[4]: I wonder..."
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Do you see how many other processes are running on WebOS ?:
http://www.webos-internals.org/wiki/Running_Processes

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