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10.08.13

Mozilla and Firefox Are Becoming Linux-oriented, Need to Compete With Tizen, Jolla and Sailfish

Posted in GNU/Linux at 4:41 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Linux-powered mobile contenders that can challenge Android are still numerous and Firefox remains just one of many

MOZILLA and Firefox have good brand recognition, even if some people aren’t quite paying attention [1]. It’s possible that more people know Firefox, compared to GNU and Linux for instance. It makes Firefox easier to ‘sell’ to the public; it’s just like putting the “Google” brand on stuff. Firefox 25 is coming quite soon [2] and Mozilla is now focusing on mobile [3], where there is focus on Linux-based operating systems like Android and Mozilla’s own FirefoxOS. Firefox already integrates well with GNU/Linux [4], but at what stage will Mozilla focus mostly on GNU/Linux rather than the platform which makes it involuntarily spy on users (Windows [1, 2])?

Mozilla is holding some events [5,6] which can shed light on its future plans, but Mozilla still has some strong competition from Android and from Sailfish, which already enjoys Android compatibility, unlike FirefoxOS [7,8]. Either way, Linux gains massively [9] because all the aforementioned operating systems have Linux in them [10]. Android, which is Linux-powered, has gotten huge.

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  7. Sailfish gains two-way Android compatibility

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