panasonic-ax800-4k-tv[CES 2014] There is nothing quite like good, old fashioned collaboration between companies to churn out something useful for the masses. Both the folks over at Panasonic Corporation and Mozilla have announced that they will be working together to develop and promote the new Firefox OS, which happens to be an open platform that is based on HTML5 as well as other Web technologies, targeting next generation smart TVs as the platform of choice. This development of the new Firefox OS platform intends to deliver additional access into smart TVs through the leverage of both HTML5 and Web technologies that are already prevalent on PCs, smartphones and tablets.

In a nutshell, it will be able to open up the doors for consumers to enjoy a more personalized and optimized access to Web and broadcasting content as well as services over the Internet. This would mean that next generation smart TVs will be able to enjoy full compatibility with Web technologies and HTML5 standards that are more often than not used for cloud services and different kinds of future networked devices, including the enablement of data from Web services and devices which can be easily mashed up on a single application. The living room is starting to look like a very nice place to cozy up to at all times. [Press Release]

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