The first time I heard of Firefox OS was at last year’s Beyond Tellerrand conference. Christian Heilmann spoke about the upcoming operation system. Well, who cares for a new OS when we have the two big players iOS and Android on the market? Well the lads from Mozilla do!
The most interesting thing about Firefox OS is – and that everyone should always have in mind talking about this OS – that it is for low budget smartphones. The first time it was released wasn’t in the US , nor Germany, the U.K. or France. It was in South America and Hungary. The purpose of Firefox OS is to bring the smartphone experience to those who can’t afford it. You see, in the US or Germany or a like people do have smartphones for quite a while. We have smartphones, a desktop PC and maybe even a tablet. Being mobile is common for us, a no-brainer. It’s completely normal. But in other countries people are cut off from the internet. Buying a PC? Too expensive. So having a small device to access the internet is the only option. But it has to be affordable. Here comes in Firefox OS.