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The two most popular mobile operating systems are Apple's proprietary iOS and Google's Android. While Android is an open-source project, its development is being driven and managed by Google. Telefonica has said that Firefox OS-based phones will cost a tenth of an iPhone, and could bring more smartphones to developing markets, such as the one it serves in Latin America.
But Michael Gartenberg, research director at Gartner , told us it's hard to envision that "there's much of a chance of mainstream acceptance" for Firefox OS-based devices. He said that it "feels like Linux for the desktop," which has fans among developers but no significant market presence.
Gartenberg noted that with iOS and Android dominating the mobile landscape, and Research In Motion struggling to build on its base with its coming BlackBerry 10 platform and devices, even the well-funded Microsoft "is struggling to make an impact" with its mobile platform.
Posted: 2013-01-22 @ 12:33pm PT
Quadruple the battery life and cut the monthly cost by 75% and now, you've got my attention. :)
Posted: 2013-01-22 @ 12:12pm PT
What in blazes is a HTML5-based operating system? There's no such thing. HTML runs as an application of top of an operating system, in this case Linux. This first thing yo need to do when reporting the news is to state facts, not confuse the reader or insult his intelligence.