Well if you use internet a lot than you must be familiar with Firefox – the browser developed by Mozilla Corporation. Now they have come up with a Mobile Operating System on the tradition of Symbian and Android – it’s called Firefox OS.
What are its Advantages over others
The OS is a browser, same as Chrome OS which run Chromebook. Great thing about this is that unlike other mobile operating systems (MOS) – which are apps on which other apps run – this is a browser on which apps run, and that means lesser processing needs.
This being a browser, the apps are very responsive to the dimensions of the mobile screen. They will change the look of the output picture depending upon the shape and size of the mobile without any additional programming being fed.
All this means that the processing power needed for running the same apps is far less in Firefox OS than in any other operating systems. This means that Firefox OS would be great for low and middle end mobile devices.
Firefox OS in the Global Market
Because of the flexibility of the OS, telecom carriers can easily modify the interface to develop localized services in tune with their customer’s needs.
Since this OS is great for low end devices, many big telecom companies have committed themselves to the Open web device initiative. They include America Movil, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Hutchison Three Group, KDDI, KT, MegaFon, Qtel, SingTel, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia Group, Telefonica, Telenor, TMN and VimpelCom.
Mozilla has also developed a marketplace where developers and consumers can buy and sell apps.
Indian Market for Firefox OS
Because the OS is great for low and medium end mobiles, India (along with other developing countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia) is set to be a big market for this OS.
There are already many developer communities in India who are building apps for firefox OS and communicating with each other via Facebook and Google groups. You can also find them on mozillaindia.org & Mozilla India Communities. There are Mozilla representative students that are learning to develop apps.
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