Firefox OS operating system is the new competition. The Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona has become the scene of the presentation of this new mobile platform designed to offer the user more choice and compete head on with other operating systems such as Android or iOS .
The first to introduce mobile phones with Firefox OS will Alcatel One Touch , LG , ZTE and Huawei (although in total there will be six), who have already released – and will do so in the next few hours – some smart devices running on this system. Do your main advantages? Run through a single programming language , offering users a unique identity on the Internet to manage your favorite applications from all devices, whether smartphones or tablets. Mozilla has announced that all applications will be scheduled through HTML5 , which means to make content more accessible, as if we could see them as web sites in a browser. But these are not the only features and benefits of this newborn.
One of the main advantages over iOS ( Apple ), Windows Phone and Android (to some extent) is an open source system, able to interact with various applications based on HTML5 , like everything – absolutely everything – could develop Internet and ultimately from the browser. Another positive with respect to other platforms, has to do with the fact that Mozilla has reached an agreement with manufacturersand operators. At the official presentation, Firefox OS and had the support of three manufacturers that their phones start shipping in summer 2013 . This is LG Electronics , ZTE and Alcatel One Touch .Qualcomm , the renowned chipmaker, has also formalized their collaboration, so that all devices will be presented to the market with Snapdragon chip onboard . Starting next year, just in 2014 , is expected to be Huawei responsible for expanding the catalog of smartphones available, with the possibility of two brands also bet on the project.
For operators, Telefonica has become one of the main supporters of the platform, deploying the catalog of devices across its brands in European territory and in South America . However, Firefox OS already has the support of 17 manufacturers, among which are: American Mobile, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Hutchison Three Group, KDDI, KT, MegaFon, Qtel, SingTel, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telenor, Telstra, VimpelCom and TMN. It expects the first devices Alcatel, LG and ZTE ‘s hand reach these operators from the second half of the year and in Spain they do with Telefónica . Along with our country, also receive Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia and Venezuela. The wider deployment will occur in 2014 with the introduction of new smartphones in Europe, North America and Asia .
Speaking of operators, Firefox OS will have an own app store will not accept card payments. Users can easily acquire and programs wishing to pay their costs through the monthly bill sent to you by your operator . This is, no doubt, which has favored the telephone companies involved in the project. This is a detail that differentiates Firefox OS platforms of Apple and Google , with payment systems that work separately and usually stop buying many applications that otherwise would have been shipped. The first companies developers bet for Firefox OS will EA Games or Disney , as well as social networking header (Facebook or Twitter ), among many others that will be playing from now.
The company Alcatel has already presented some devices like the Alcatel One Touch Idol X or the Alcatel One Touch Fire . The company ZTE will announce this afternoon the new Open ZTE and LG could be presented with some interesting surprises. Keep you informed.