Yesterday, Jamie Saine blogged about the Firefox Browser app’s gorgeous UI and blazing speeds. She also added that in the OS race, Android’s OS has an advantage, because users can access the Mozilla Firefox Browser through Android.
Ironically, now there is a Mozilla operating system on its way, and when added to the pack it may be hard to top. Yesterday, Mozilla announced that it’s coming phone OS will be called Firefox OS, after the well-received browser. Firefox OS will be completely free, and already has support from Sprint and Telefonica, as well as Duetsche Telekom, Telecom Italia, Telenor, Etisalat, and Smart. The platform will be completely powered by HTML5.
This is big news for web app developers. As Devindra Hardawar adds in Venture Beat:
“Since the OS is entirely powered by the web standard, app developers can create HTML5 apps that can tap into phone capabilities typically only available to native apps on iOs and Android.”
The first batch of Firefox OS devices will start out in Brazil in 2013, through Telefonica’s Vivo brand.
What do you think of this web-powered operating system? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section.