Earlier Mozilla had declared that Smartphone’s based on Firefox OS will be arriving soon in 2013. It has been stated by chief operating officer of Telefonica that the first phone using Firefox operating system will be priced below Rs 5,500 and will be launched before March 2013 in Brazil. The operating system will be better and cheaper than the Android operating system from Google, and will also address update and fragmentation issues that plague Android.
At the Mobile World Congress (Back in February 2012) Mozilla shared plans to launch HTML5 based mobile operating system for Smartphone’s. Previously it is known as the Boot To Gecko project, and now called as Firefox OS. Firefox operating system will work on all versions of the OS, even the latest. It is based on the HTML5 web standard with HTML5 applications which has an access of core features like calling, but Android OS do not have access to core features of the phone as native applications do. Android OS also supports HTML5 applications.
As the apps will run on the cloud so it does not require expensive hardware.HTML5 have developer support, as most developers have the HTML5 capability. Firefox OS includes some features like camera, Bluetooth, USB port, and even Near Field Communication. Mozilla will open up the platform for others after the web APIs standardization has been checked and approved by the W3C. It has been stated by chief executive officer, Mozilla that the introduction of the open mobile OS continues the Mozilla mission to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the web for users and developers. As billions of users are expected to come online for the first time in the coming years, it is important to deliver a compelling Smartphone experience that anyone can use. This new operating system is supported by leading operators such as Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefónica and Telenor (Uninor in India) .It is expected that Smartphone’s with Firefox OS will have access to most markets in the world right from the beginning.
Source : Themobileindian