BARCELONA, Spain--Telefónica plans to sell ZTE's "Open" Firefox OS phone sometime this summer in Europe and Latin America. The carrier said it will target the phone to younger customers who have not yet purchased their first smartphone.
BARCELONA, Spain--The CEOs of two of the world's largest mobile operators explained how they have been responding to the threat of over-the-top service providers like Skype, WhatsApp and others. They also bemoaned regulatory rules they said have hindered their ability to quickly respond to market changes and build lasting business models.
FierceDeveloper Editor-in-Chief Sue Marek recently talked with Mozilla's Chief of Innovation Todd Simpson about the company's efforts around HTML5 as well as some of the possible challenges, such as fragmentation.
News that a handful of telco heavyweights have pledged to support smartphones using Mozilla's Firefox OS has that familiar bitter-sweet taste of yet another attempt to swim against a decision that has already been made by the market. The ambitions of the operators involved in getting Firefox into the market are noble--but ultimately misguided.
The mobile industry's efforts to push forward with HTML5 continue to gain traction. Developers are ramping up their efforts to work with the standard, and the technologies needed to distribute and run these apps continue to advance and improve.
Last week's announcement by Facebook that it is launching an App Center for distributing social apps is good news for developers. The center not only opens up the vast, untapped Facebook market
BARCELONA, Spain--Mozilla is giving Mobile World Congress 2012 the Boot. Seven months after the open-source software initiative first announced its intention to take on Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG)
Open-source software development initiative Mozilla plans to build an open marketplace for applications that run across mobile phones, tablets and the desktop, enabling developers to distribute and