Firefox OS gets telco and manufacturer support

Mozilla and its latest HTML5 based operating system for mobile devices received a pat from the back from major telcos, as they are about to step on to the OS market.

With a great catchy name, Firefox OS, Mozilla’s bid to enter into the OS wars started on the right track as quite a number of operators and manufacturers were optimistic as to what Firefox OS can achieve.

According to Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs as told to The Next Web,  “The introduction of the open mobile OS continues the Mozilla mission to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web for users and developers. As billions of users are expected to come online for the first time in the coming years, it is important to deliver a compelling smartphone experience that anyone can use. The large number of operators and manufacturers now supporting this effort will bring additional resources and diversity to our global offerings.”

The introduction of Firefox OS by Mozilla is aimed to give an open Web standards based experience across different platforms at an affordable rate.
The Next Web report also added that carriers who have vowed support for the Firefox OS are Etisalat, Telefonica, Telecom Italia, Sprint, Smart and Deutsche Telekom.

TCL Communication Technology and ZTE also voiced their support to the OS by making devices that will be supporting Firefox OS.

Do you think Mozilla will be a tough rival for iOS and Android?

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Angry Birds Space hits 100 million download mark

Rovio has hit the jackpot once again, after their latest Angry Birds edition hit the 100 million download mark, 76 days after the company released it.

In a tweet, Rovio claimed, “100 MILLION Angry Birds Space downloads!! SQUAWK if you’re in space!”

Launched last March 22, Angry Birds Space is Rovio’s latest baby, after previously launching a number of successful Angry Birds games.

It is also good to note that Rovio is going to release another version of Angry Birds sometime this month.

According to The Next Web, Angry Birds Heikki is coming to various app stores this month. The former also said that Angry Birds Space enjoyed brisk sales in the first three months since its launch.

Angry Birds Space was able to reach 10 million downloads just three days after Rovio released it to the public and was able to gather 20 million downloads just a week after the company made it available to fans.

35 days after it hit the market, Angry Birds Space was downloaded 50 million times.

The Next Web also said that, according to Peter Vesterbacka of Rovio,  Angry Birds titles were downloaded a total of 1 billion times. Half of these were done in the past six months.

Have you downloaded the Angry Birds Space yet? Do you prefer the original Angry Birds game?


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