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Mozilla & Gecko clones Robert Nyman, a Mozilla technical evangelist and editor of the Mozilla Hacks website, provides a perspective on the history and evolution of Firefox OS in this LinuxGizmos guest column. Nyman writes on the occasion of the first Firefox OS smartphone, the $90 ZTE Open, becoming available for sale in Madrid, Spain.
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Finalzone
Member since:
2005-07-06

Why do you think Android is completely dominating emergent markets? Even Samsung has cheap phones for those markets running Android.

You just sold bear's skin before killing it. The same thing was said about Android during its early start. The idea to use pure HTML5/CSS/Javascript is intriguing.

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reduz Member since:
2006-02-25

The whole "your phone is the web browser" idea of Firefox OS is also really stupid if targeting emergent markets.
Being in South America, and even if by some miracle people found those phones more interesting than Android phones, 3G and mobile internet here is absolutely terrible.

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Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

The whole "your phone is the web browser" idea of Firefox OS is also really stupid if targeting emergent markets.
Being in South America, and even if by some miracle people found those phones more interesting than Android phones, 3G and mobile internet here is absolutely terrible.

Pretty uninformed are we? Why would you think Firefox OS needs an 3G connection where other OS's wouldn't?
Here is a tip: _it doesn't need an internet connection_

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