Mozilla, the organization that is behind the Firefox OS operating system, unveiled this afternoon at the Mobile Word Congress prior to that has a new partner to boost its luxury platform hours: Vodafone. The British operator has not hesitated to enter this ecosystem, direct competition from Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. Although Firefox OS has a very small market share right now, the betting is an alternative to the Windows Phone platform already mentioned, in order to bring the mobile internet to all markets. From Vodafone Spain have not confirmed the commitment Firefox.
Jay Sullivan, CEO of Mozilla, wanted to demonstrate with this ad on growth and outreach that is taking this open mobile ecosystem, which have also added two more operators: Telkomsel and Indosat . “With the introduction of these three operators, the list of those who support Firefox OS now number over 20.”The list includes members announced last year: America Movil, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Hutchison Three Group, KDDI, KT, MegaFon, Qtel, SingTel, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia Group, Telefónica, Telenor, Telstra, TMN and VimpelCom.
The head of Mozilla also announced seven new commercial devices with OS Firefox. These are the ZTE Open C and Open II, the Alcatel ONETOUCH Fire C, E Fire, Fire Tablet S and Alcatel Fire 7 tablet, all with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors Technologies. Since last Mobile World Congress, l Firefox OS devices will have been on sale in 15 markets , with four global operators and three mobile devices manufacturers. In 2014 Firefox OS plans to expand to reach new major markets. The resources expand the list of countries where Firefox OS phones sold , only eight other countries entering this year: Argentina, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama. Deutsche Telekom also added four new markets: Croatia, Czech Republic, Macedonia and Montenegro.
Spreadtrum has announced another significant event to give a push to the platform: a chip called SC6821, which will make smartphones with OS Firefox from $ 25 . The chip factory the company Spreadtrum, Qualcomm and Mediatek competitor. These solutions are already gaining attention of many, arousing the interest of global operators such as Telenor, Telkomsel and Indosat and ecosystem of partners that have been showing interest Polytron, T2Mobile yThundersoft “assured makers Mozilla.
Mozilla also unveiled a terminal called Flame , which will be sold only online. The team, which will be manufactured by the company T2Mobile China, comes as the smartphone reference this operating system. Something like the Google Nexus Android. Those responsible for Mozilla explained that the team will soon market, which cost about $ 100 and will be equipped with a dual core 1.2 Ghz.
“In just six months, Firefox OS has gone far beyond the simple establishment in target markets,” said John Jackson, vice-president of Mobility Research, IDC. “Today’s announcement highlights the rapid maturity of the platform as well as the increasingly important ecosystem benefits. The new products, tools, categories, partners, and extremely attractive accessories optimal prices, serve to strengthen the growth of Firefox OS in 2014.