Mozilla wins global support for an OS mobile Firefox

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mozilla appsThe support of the industry is growing behind the Mozilla's plans for the launch of a new mobile ecosystem totally open HTML5-based. The operating system, today Mozilla confirmed that uses your brand Firefox, feed the launch of smartphones built entirely with open Web standards, where all device capabilities can be developed as HTML5 applications.

Mapping the main Firefox footprints around the globe, the leading operators Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefonica and Telenor are supporting the OS open Firefox as a new and exciting candidate for Smartphone market. Elas também identificaram o potencial da technology para oferecer experiências atraentes em smartphones com preços atingíveis.

The device manufacturers TCL Communication Technology (under the brand name Alcatel One Touch) and ZTE have announced today their intention to manufacture the first handsets with the new OS Firefox, using Snapdragon processors? of Qualcomm Incorporated, leader in smartphone platforms. The first devices with SO Firefox should be released commercially in Brazil at the beginning of 2013 through Live trademark of Telefonica.

SO Firefox to mobile devices is produced on the project “Boot to Gecko” da Mozilla que libera muitas das limitações atuais de development web no celular, permitindo que os applications HTML5 acessem os recursos subjacentes de um telefone, previously only available for native applications. The digital unit of Telefonica joined forces with Mozilla at the beginning of this year for this work and to demonstrate a new phone architecture, where all the phone features (calls, messages, Games, etc.) are a HTML5 application.

Due to the optimization of the basic platform for smartphones and the removal of layers of middleware unnecessary, mobile operators have the ability to offer richer experiences in a range of price points, including at the low end of the price range of smartphones, helping to drive adoption in all developing markets.

Mozilla and all other participants are committed to ensuring that the project is completely open and that the reference implementation of Web APIs required are submitted to W3C for Standardization.

A introdução do sistema operacional móvel aberto dá continuidade à missão da Mozilla de promover a innovation, openness and opportunity on the Web for users and developers. As billions of users must access the internet for the first time in years, It is important to providing a compelling experience with smartphones and that anyone can use”, said Gary Kovacs, CEO of Mozilla. “The large number of operators and manufacturers now supporting this effort will bring additional features and diversity to our global offerings.”

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Mozilla has been a pioneer and advocate of the Web for over a decade. We create and promote open standards that enable innovation and promote the internet as a platform for all. Today, hundreds of millions of people worldwide use Mozilla Firefox to discover, experimentar e se conectar à internet em computers, tablets and phones. For more information, visit

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Matthew Key, President and CEO of Telefonica Digital, commented: “SO Firefox will bring a higher performance than the current low-cost smartphones, allowing a better experience to more people. It is crucial to see the adoption of smartphones in developing markets. The breadth of support for this industry-wide initiative makes it clear that there is an opportunity in the market for a new open mobile ecosystem.”

Fared Adib, Product Manager from Sprint said, “Sprint continues to support an open mobile ecosystem that allows Sprint customers choice and a healthy ecosystem and competitive for the technical community. SO Firefox mobile can help us lead a HTML5-based platform for creating options at a lower cost smartphones for postpaid customers, prepaid and wholesale.”

Thomas Kiessling, Product Manager and Chief Innovation Officer of Deutsche Telekom said: “The goal of Deutsche Telekom is to provide our customers with a choice of a variety of products and services attractive and best of category of DT, as well as our partners. Partnership is key to Deutsche Telekom and our cooperation with Mozilla is an important initiative for us. We support Mozilla Firefox OS project that already really believe he personifies the innovation, opening and competition and is part of a growing cloud-based ecosystem and HTML5. In the light of our commitment, our Center of Silicon Valley Innovation Lab is working closely with the development team of Mozilla and, for example, is contributing with the software that allows NFC for Firefox OS platform.”

This Al Haddad, Etisalat Group commercial Director said: “The goal of Etisalat is to enrich the user experience and improve the lives of its customers, offering advanced services through a complete portfolio of devices and operating systems. SO Firefox will provide an open-source platform to our clients and readers of various ecosystems, as developers of applications, to try innovative services. Thanks to this strategic initiative, the industry will benefit from a sustained growth in mobile data and developing cutting edge applications, as well as the promise of economically accessible smartphones devices that provide an enriched user experience.”

Orlando B. Vea, Chief Advisor of Smart Wireless said: “We welcome the introduction of the SO Firefox and recognize the exciting potential of a mobile ecosystem totally open HTML5-based. As leading providers of wireless services in the Philippines, We look forward to working with industry agents such as Mozilla to create relevant experiences and delicious mobile Internet mobile users filipinos making data connectivity even more widespread in the country.”

“The Firefox entry in the Smartphone market is a positive development and we are eager to see HTML5 take mobile technology to new levels never before imagined”, added Vea.

Cesare Sironi, Director of innovation and industry relations, Telecom Italia, commented: “Mobile operating systems natively based on HTML5 will decrease the barriers to offer our clients applications and mobile services with performance and innovative. The open web technologies are the key to the development of an ecosystem of sustainable applications and valued.”

Kristin Skogen Lund, CEO of Telenor Digital Services, commented: “We are pleased to be part of the coalition in support of the release of the new open mobile ecosystem. This will allow the distribution of free and open service to our customers, In addition to offering attractive rates attainable smartphones, What is especially important for the adoption, in emerging markets.”

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