Mozilla has some more news about their underdevelopment Firefox OS which would power smartphones and is largely based on open source web technologies.
Mozilla said that they are partnering with around 18 mobile operators from around the world. These would be supporting Firefox OS based devices on their network.
These partners are:
América Móvil, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Hutchison Three Group, KDDI, KT, MegaFon, Qtel, SingTel, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia Group, Telefónica, Telenor, TMN and VimpelCom.
Mozilla is also working with manufacturers including ZTE, LG, Huawei and Alcatel who are manufacturing devices based on this new platform.
The organization said:
Firefox OS offers the performance, personalization and price you want in a smartphone and a beautiful, clean, intuitive, personalized and easy-to-use experience. Firefox OS includes all the things people need from a smartphone out of the box – calls, messaging, email, camera and more – as well as the things you wish a smartphone offered, like built-in cost controls, social features with Facebook and Twitter, location-based services, the Firefox Web browser, new ability to discover one-time use and downloadable apps, Firefox Marketplace and much more.
Mozilla Firefox OS would come loaded with Firefox Marketplace which would offer apps and other services. Mozilla said:
Firefox Marketplace will offer apps in categories like games, news and media, business and productivity. These apps are tied to you and your online identity to take across devices and platforms. Leading mobile apps and Web developers around the globe will leverage the power of the Web unlocked by Mozilla to release apps in the Firefox Marketplace.