Firefox OS: Will It Stand Out From The Crowd?

Finally, the long awaited Linux based open-source OS, the Firefox OS (project named as Boot to Gecko or B2G), has been commercially launched in 2012. This version (version 1.0) of OS, specially designed for Smartphone’s and tablet computers, is a complete community based system for such devices. The open-source standards of the operating system combined with the HTML5 application and JavaScript is indeed a robust and privilege model of OS to mobile devices.

There were many rumors about the Firefox OS prior to launch, and most of them were correct in terms of its adaptability, camera style filters and best apps. It is worth mentioning that users need not have to install apps for using them in their mobile devices. This smashing feature makes Firefox OS stand out among other proprietary operating systems such as Microsoft’s Windows Phone, Apple’s iOS and other open source systems such as Jolla’s Sailfish OS, Ubuntu Touch and Android.

Open Web Devices project

In 2012, Telefónica and Mozilla at the Mobile World Congress announced the “Open Web Devices” project based on HTML5. Adobe, Qualcomm and Deutsche Telekom had then joined hands in that project. As a result of this venture, Mozilla demonstrated a sneak peak preview of apps and software running in Samsung Galaxy S II (replacing the original Android OS).

Now guess what’s with the happy announcement from Firefox OS? Firefox OS is even compatible with PandaBoard, Otoro, Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G.

The future OS for all mobile devices

After the official announcement of the OS, it gained such high public reputation that LG Electronics, Huawei, TCL Corporation and ZTE have committed in manufacturing Firefox OS devices. Now besides other entry level mobile devices with Android OS, Firefox OS is facing strong competition from Canonical’s Ubuntu Touch, Jolla’s Sailfish OS, Samsung’s Tizen and Nokia’s Asha platform.

After so many operating systems available in the market, all that we need to do is to wait and watch who is going to be the ultimate winner in the race.

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