A look back?
Hahaha no, somebody’s done that already.
It’s look a head
It’s been a while before Firefox OS chosen to be the new mobile operating system from Mozilla. We knew it before as Boot 2 Gecko (B2G) and i’ve got no success installation story :P Seems my phone is not in the recommended list, and i’ve messed up my raspberry pi.
Fortunately I met Philipp Wagner at Santa Clara during Mozilla Summit. Philipp is the guy who make some hacks for making FirefoxOS works on RasPi. Visit his blog and you’ll find his notes about it.
A year ago, I made this post —it’s in Indonesian— about the “launch” of Firefox OS in Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2013. Along 2013, Firefox OS is starting to shine. Well, not yet shiny. It will take some times and good support from anybody.
Firefox OS (FFOS) is an open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers. It’s based on Linux and open source. Not only for smartphones, FFOS is set to be used on smart TVs also. Early 2014, Panasonic and Mozilla announced their partnership to bring FFOS for powering the next generation Smart TVs. Cool, isn’t it?
Oh, there’ll be a Firefox OS Tablet also on the way.
FFOS is now available in 14 markets, mostly in South America. Big Telco names have been partnership with Mozilla to use Firefox OS including Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Telecom Italia, Telenor. And I’m happy the the company i’m working for will be one of them :) Yayyy…
Alcatel, ZTE, LG, Huawei and don’t forget Geekphone are shipping Firefox OS devices now. VIA is working on something to bring FFOS to desktop world.
But still, it’s hard to get the devices here to play with. Rely on simulator only is not enough.
So, what’s it gonna be this year? I’m sure FFOS will shine brighter this year, and I wish it will be easier for us (in developer point of view) to purchase the device.