Mozilla set to launch a new mobile operating system

Mozilla plans to launch a new mobile operating system called Mozilla OS under its brand. They claimed get industry support from device manufacturers such as TCL Communication Technology (under Alcatel One Touch brand) and ZTE. Both company interested to manufacture the first device to feature the new Firefox OS, using Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm Incorp, the leader in smartphone platforms. The first Firefox OS device expected to debut commercially in Brazil early 2013 through Telefónica’s commercial brand, Vivo.

Mozilla OS is based on Mozilla’s Boot to Gecko project which allowing HTML5 application to access the underlying capabilities of a phone, previously available only to native applications. Mozilla and all other participants are committed to ensuring the project is fully open and the reference implementation of the required Web APIs is being submitted to W3C for standardization.

“The introduction of the open mobile OS continues the Mozilla mission to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web for users and developers.  As billions of users are expected to come online for the first time in the coming years, it is important to deliver a compelling smartphone experience that anyone can use,” said Gary Kovacs, CEO, Mozilla.

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