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    Mozilla Firefox OS for Smartphones Announced

    On the eve of the opening of the Mobile World Congress, the Mozilla Foundation has officially kicked-off its new Firefox OS for mobile and announced a slew of partnerships.

    Initially unveiled under the name "Boot2Gecko" in February 2012, the operating system of Mozilla is now completed. For this OS, the foundation was put on web technologies. The idea is to remove the system software layer to communicate directly with the web applications of the phone. To do this, it uses several Mozilla programming interfaces for accessing the camera, the internal storage or the accelerometer.

    Mozilla says that the first devices with Firefox OS will be launched by the operator Telefonica in mid-2013 in Brazil, Colombia, Spain and Venezuela. These will be manufactured by ZTE and Alcatel as well. Also note that they will have all of the Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. In February 2012, Mozilla announced that it had signed an agreement with Telefonica. The mobile operator is currently in discussions with the Chinese manufacturer Huawei to conduct performance tests.

    In addition to Telefonica, smartphones will be sold by Deutsche Telekom. The operator has announced the phone including Alcatel One Touch Fire which will be distributed in Poland this summer. The first phones will appear in the second half of 2013.

    Gary Kovacs, CEO of Mozilla, is pleased to have signed with 17 key operators in total: América Móvil, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Hutchison Three Group, KDDI, KT, MegaFon, Qtel, SingTel, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia Group, Telefónica, Telenor, VimpelCom and TMN.

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox OS for Smartphones Announced

    In general, operators have expressed full support for the initiative of Mozilla, as the new OS is open source, and free variable. Through this network operators many people will be able to adapt to it without any problems running for their needs, adding software and services. According to developers, device users will like this because they will be able to work on it quickly, providing full access to the network, and integration with network applications.

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox OS for Smartphones Announced

    "MegaFon" and "VimpelCom" have already agreed with the company Mozilla's support in promoting the mobile platform Firefox OS. "Many of our customers live in developing countries, and their requests for access to the Internet and OTT-applications has been growing" - says Jo Lunder, Chairman of the Board of Directors of VimpelCom Ltd. The best part is that all devices will be equipped with mobile processors Qualcomm Snapdragon.

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox OS for Smartphones Announced

    Its sad that this OS will be first incorporated in the relatively weak Alcatel One Touch Fire mobile phone with specifications notably a 3.5-inch screen, single-core processor running at a frequency of 1 GHz, rear Camera with 3.2 megapixel, RAM size of 256 MB, internal memory size of 512 MB with the ability to increase through the external memory port Micro SD.

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