It looks like the world of smart TVs are about to get all the more interesting, not to mention smarter if Panasonic and Mozilla have anything to say about it. Basically, Panasonic of Japan has just rolled out their very first range of TVs that will run the Firefox OS operating system. Part of the new Viera smart TVs have just arrived in Europe, and are tipped to hit the rest of the world in the months to come – certainly not next year in developed countries, I am sure!
The Panasonic 2015 Smart TV range will comprise of half a dozen different models that are powered by Firefox OS, and they are the CR850, CR730, CX800, CX750, CX700, and CX680. These sets happen to have been specially optimized for HTML 5 in order to deliver more than decent performance of Web apps. Apart from that, users will also be able to benefit from an intuitive and customizable interface that will be able to offer easy access to one’s favorite channels, apps, websites, and content from various devices.
Mozilla claims that the Firefox OS was built solely on Web technologies, which means developers are able to take advantage of Mozilla’s WebAPIs to come up with customized apps for the TVs which will work on compatible connected devices. This is not the only debutant recently where the TV OS industry is concerned, since Roku has had some form of success on its own as well. [Press Release]