Does that GUI look familiar?. It looks like the standard touch-screen smartphone interface, that is used on the iPhone and Android smartphones. The same interface Apple believes that they created and that they are suing Google over because they believe that they copied it. I agree, and Firefox’s looks mocked up differently in a certain way to try and look a little bit different than both OS’s but a little unique in it’s own way, I think.
Rawkes.com believes that this will change everything, that it’s a huge breath of fresh air, it’s “bleeding-edge technology”. And furthermore, “it’s magical and it’s going to change everything”. Do you agree?, leave a comment at the bottom. Do I agree?, I think I would also agree.
This new OS is all about withholding all of the programming languages behind the world wide web just like Javascipt, and utilizing them to create a whole new mobile O.S.
It comes along with WebTelephony to create phone calls, and WebSMS to send out text messages, and also Vibration API as well, to vibrate the phone notifications.
Some of Mozillas’s other projects will be integrated into the OS, which includes Open Web Apps and also Persona (the tool used to identify logins on the internet which is known as BrowserID). It’s very interesting to see so many projects being integrated into one single OS being brought by Mozilla, in my mind.
The affordability of smartphones matter to people. For an example the 16GB iPhone 4s costs £615 in Brazil which is over £100 more than one from the UK.
Those specific inflated prices in Brazil are mainly because of the import tax that Apple has to pay. Apple will be attempting to avoid these costs in the future by building factories in those countries. The higher end devices are not always an option in all parts of the globe, while the fact that specific societies might not want a phone be costing the same as a small car.
And so what will you do to get into the smartphone experience without spending a crap load of money?, well you could either turn to cheaper Android devices though they run alot more poorly with bugs and stuff.
And fortunately enough, Firefox OS comes into play, be available at a cheaper price (as they claim for their future plans.
Their goal is to provide an alternative, open platform. They want to create a new success on top of their success with Firefox itself from the very beginning.
If they do indeed make it past the threshold into the smartphone market, which will probably begin in the U.S., I am sure a familiar customer will notice Mozilla’s name and will want to test a smartphone made by them. People buy Apple because of their name, alot of people avoid Microsoft smartphones because they are Microsoft. That is how success is created, and I think that Mozilla has a chance to fit into the smartphone market, even if it’s a small chunk of that market share.
Update: This video below shows Firefox’s mobile OS in action even more than the other Youtube video above: