Mozilla has now confirmed that its OS will rock the good name of Firefox (Firefox OS, to be specific), and – more importantly – boasts that there’s already a ton of support.
We’re told that Firefox OS has been optimised for entry-level smartphones, while the absence of middleware layers paves the way for carriers to offer “richer experiences at a range of price points”.
Already on board with Firefox OS are operators Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefonica and Teleno, and manufacturers TCL Communication Technology and ZTE.
"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," mused Gary Kovacs, CEO, Mozilla.
"The large number of operators and manufacturers now supporting this effort will bring additional resources and diversity to our global offerings."
The first Firefox OS devices are tipped to launch in early 2013, in – where else? – Brazil.
via: Mozilla blog