Right now, the two major mobile operating systems are jostling with one another to be top dog – iOS and Android, where the latter experiences 850,000 activations daily, and there is always Windows Phone lurking in the background. Having said that, do you think that there is enough room in the mobile operating system environment to handle another ‘member’ to the club? Mozilla and Telefonica think so, with Boot2Gecko, Mozilla’s HTML5 operating system, being the main thrust to open up the mobile Web scene. Telefonia Digital, a Spanish broadband and telecom provider, disclosed plans to make available handsets that run on Mozilla’s software.
Telefonica mentioned that they want to release smartphones sometime in 2012 which will rely on the Open Web Devices platform, where it is a Web-based operating system that relies on Mozilla’s HTML5-based Boot2Gecko Project. No idea on how much these open web phones will cost when they arrive, and whether they will end up popular or not is another thing to think about. What are your thoughts on this?
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