In September Mozilla exited iOS as it retired Firefox Home. Although Firefox reportedly investigated developing Firefox for iOS, it never panned out even though Firefox is available for Android. Frustrated with trying to get Firefox on iOS, Mozilla has decided to take a massive leap forward and introduce Firefox OS to take on Apple's iOS. Their marketing states that their OS enables Open Web standards "to free mobile platforms from the encumbrances of the rules and restrictions of existing proprietary platforms." Hmm, I wonder who they were thinking of with that statement. I'll give you one guess.
AllThingsD is reporting this morning that there are "two developer preview devices being created in partnership with Geeksphone and Spanish carrier Telephonica who has already committed to using the new OS. It'll be interesting to see how this all plays out as it already has a much nicer user interface than Android. For those who demand open web standards, this may be the OS to watch for in the coming years.
Example Screenshots of the new Firefox OS
Mozilla's Two Developer Preview Devices - Keon and Peak
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