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ZTE to bring a Firefox OS smartphone to Europe this year

10 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
ZTE to bring a Firefox OS smartphone to Europe this year - read the full textZTE and Mozilla are on track to reveal a collaboration effort that would be debuting in Brazil and later come to Europe. The two companies are working to bring the first Firefox OS-powered smartphone and are in talks with an unknown European carrier. The information comes directly from Cheng...

 

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Honestly, FirefoxOS is a great idea. It's a lot more open than Android ever was or ever will be. On top of that it has a better name :D If anyone's interested in FirefoxOS I'd recommend visiting thefirefoxos.com :) It's a fansite of FirefoxOS, but rather nice!

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  • 2013-01-13 06:32
  • n5Pa

> In reply to ShAhY @ 2013-01-11 07:44 from xv7a - click to readDude it was just a piece of software; you talk as if MeeGo were a person.

You really should seek help if you're going about cursing CEOs to hell for making a strategic decision.

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  • 2013-01-11 12:50
  • Tk1M

someone work for this os say that they test this os in device worth $75. firefox os is very light even device run this will be priced cheaper compare to other os.

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  • 2013-01-11 10:09
  • 8YIj

It such a great OS I think, firefox is one of the Open Source software which has a lot of add-ons on their server. We'll the new challenge for firefox is how to integrate and collaborate it in smartphones.

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  • 2013-01-11 08:59
  • P@dH

ZTE is a titan in hardware and realise that Android's grip isn't as strong as everyone makes it out to be. In developing countries, smartphones with good price and performance are mostly all that's needed with a usable OS, and that's about it. ...

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  • 2013-01-11 08:23
  • 9BcZ

Mozilla should make Firefox for Android their top priority. It just.... suxxx.

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  • 2013-01-11 08:15
  • t75j

It was a out right horrible what they did to MeeGo :( It had sooo much potential

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  • 2013-01-11 08:11
  • mp%H

ZTE is a titan in hardware and realise that Android's grip isn't as strong as everyone makes it out to be. In developing countries, smartphones with good price and performance are mostly all that's needed with a usable OS, and that's about it.

With this move, they are able to move without the shackles of Google.

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  • 2013-01-11 07:59
  • IWbB

> In reply to Jean.androidfan @ 2013-01-10 21:02 from MDVw - click to readWell MEGO did not fail, it was MURDERED and fell for the conspiracy of NOKIA CEO to bring WP on board. That bastard may rot in HELL.
I am an Android fan, but seriously Andriod may have a big store, it is not a fully developed Operating system and has many bugs. Ubunto Phone and Firefox can easily kill Android. AS Ubunto supports many app of Android and Firefox OS is HTML based, so u will see a lot of APPs very soon.
As more and more open source OS will arrive to market, the dominance of Android will reduce.

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  • 2013-01-11 07:44
  • xv7a

this is not looking good

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  • 2013-01-11 04:40
  • 9DHn

dont get me wrong i like Firefox i use it everyday but this os looks very ugly and boring, Ubuntu all the way.

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  • 2013-01-11 04:38
  • 4@9b

this is great!!! if this OS would defy some unwanted bugs and any elements in android, then android shud take this as a threat..

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  • 2013-01-11 02:35
  • wHrS

This is good news to everybody. More OS means more innovative competition. So stop advertising your insecurities, you dont have to get into it if you dont want it.

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  • 2013-01-11 02:19
  • vxrD

> In reply to Esk @ 2013-01-10 21:38 from d$Sg - click to readAgreed

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  • 2013-01-11 00:07
  • tt1G

> In reply to TheApprentice @ 2013-01-10 21:12 from Xj6E - click to readi am totally agree with u
but i think ubuntu running apps tray is compelety meego rip off nokia should clam a couple of billions

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  • 2013-01-10 22:26
  • u7LP

> In reply to TheApprentice @ 2013-01-10 21:12 from Xj6E - click to readWell, yes. The fact they decided not to sell the only consumer device running it in several major markets kinda suggested Nokia weren't really investing in MeeGo. And then there were the big WP marketing campaigns... Thankfully, Mozilla have no reason to drop Firefox OS in the same way, and neither do Jolla to Sailfish. Both OS's stand more of a chance.

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  • 2013-01-10 21:38
  • d$Sg

Ubuntu for sure. I am preparing from now. I m just worried to thik i can install ubuntu on my xperia ion or not. I don't wanna buy another phone soon.

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  • 2013-01-10 21:30
  • rK4C

> In reply to Jean.androidfan @ 2013-01-10 21:02 from MDVw - click to readMeego didnt fail, it was killed N9 was one of the most successful mobiles created by nokia even when it knew it was going to slashed. If had given a second chance meego could have done better.

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  • 2013-01-10 21:12
  • Xj6E

> In reply to TruthSeekr @ 2013-01-10 20:38 from 0ph6 - click to readagree 100% , Meego failed despite being made by Nokia , so how will Jolla survive with sailfish?? and as well as others , nobody can kill Android ( because of google and its innovation and apps and support and android's rich appstore ( others may run android apps but let's count the hiccups ) , IOS ( maybe it is so limited and so closed but some people will buy it because it is ( made by apple and it is very simple with many apps ) and wp ( maybe people will love its UI and its designing)

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  • 2013-01-10 21:02
  • MDVw

Another mobile OS? Why? As if the market isn't flooded enough!

There are two leaders: iOS and android (despite its flaws)
And there is one worthy competition: WP8 (despite its limitations)

The only other OS that has even a *chance* of surviving is BB10, not because I think it's nice, but because it's the only one with a huge enterprise backing.

Open source is good, but frankly I don't think Sailfish, Ubuntu or Firefox has a chance of survival with just eager communities behind them (and no real money)

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  • 2013-01-10 20:38
  • 0ph6

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