Firefox OS is a new open operating system for smartphones developed by Mozilla. Built entirely using HTML5 and other open Web standards, Firefox OS is free from the rules and restrictions of existing proprietary platforms. Having another OS for mobile phones is great news. Oligopolies are not a healthy way to increase the benefits of the users. When there are only a few companies the technological progress is usually slow. We remain to see how the markets will react to Firefox OS.
Firefox OS is available to buy from Movistar stores in Spain, Venezuela and Colombia. You can also purchase through T-Mobile stores in Poland.
To date, 17 operators spanning the globe have committed to distributing Firefox OS devices: América Móvil, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Hutchison Three Group, KDDI, KT, MegaFon, Qtel, SingTel, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia Group, Telefónica, Telenor, TMN and VimpelCom.
Let’s see when Firefox OS Phones will be available for the rest of the world.