The recent introduction of the Firefox OS (a mobile operating system) by Mozilla certainly took the world by surprise, which means that the mobile operating system market will have yet another competitor, and Windows Phone 8 along with BlackBerry 10 might want to stop their scuffle for a moment and look behind their shoulders. Android and iOS need not fret, at least not at the moment, until we see just how well Firefox OS performs in the market. Word has it that Mozilla has put in place a bunch of requirements for developers to meet, sort of fleshing out a certification program for Firefox OS.
For starters, it seems that a Firefox OS phone will need to have both the Firefox web browser and Firefox Marketplace app store pre-loaded, in addition to basic hardware specifications that include an 800MHz processor, at least 256MB RAM, and a 320 x 240 pixel or higher resolution display, which are child’s play in this day and age. Such a low entry level bar might see more low end and mid-range Firefox OS devices introduced rather than having companies take a gamble with a high end flagship, don’t you think so?
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