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Firefox OS is set to take Developing Markets by Storm

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#1 Tk1917



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:32

When talking about technology it’s easy to get a little myopic about it. That’s the sort of thing happening with Mozilla’s push into the mobile market. The phones that they’re introducing certainly are underpowered and actually pretty small for our markets, especially when you compare them to the powerhouses coming from Samsung these days. The important thing to realise is that aside from the UK, USA, Europe, and what we think about when we say ‘Asia’ there is a whole other world out there – and that world is far larger in terms of population than us. That world is predominately using ‘feature phones’, if they’ve got a phone at all. That means, at best, they’re running Symbian OS. Android and iOS are just a far-off dream, as even Chinese manufacturers cannot seem to push Android handsets easily lower than $80. This very market is how Nokia can keep hanging around.




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Posted 21 August 2013 - 16:41

Yes, with all the hype about smartphones, it necessary to remember that most of the world needs/wants the lower end phones. Firefox OS should mope up there.