Mozilla and telecom companies focus counterpart Open Handset Alliance at




Mozilla and telecom companies focus counterpart Open Handset Alliance at

Mozilla has established a joint venture as a counterpart of the Open Handset Alliance Android around. Together with providers and manufacturers in the telecom industry The companies want to avoid fragmentation in Firefox OS.

The organization is officially called Open Web Device Compliance Review Board and the Board consists of various representatives of the participating companies. The partnership says it wants to combat fragmentation by ensuring that all devices with Firefox OS in any case support the same APIs. Moreover, it wants to ensure that devices may come. Market faster

In addition, a minimum ‘performance’ required for certification, though it is unclear what this means. Buyers of a Firefox OS device would pass the approval of the CRB know that all apps work properly for Firefox OS. In addition to the CRB Mozilla sit include the parent company of T-Mobile, the Spanish operator Telefonica, Qualcomm chip supplier and manufacturers ZTE, Alcatel and LG.

The organization is strongly reminiscent of the Open Handset Alliance, led by Google partnership for Android. Only members of the Open Handset Alliance Google apps may turn on the unit.

Firefox OS devices are made by include ZTE, Alcatel and LG and have been released in Spain, Poland and countries in South America. None of the devices is so far in Dutch or German stores. Tweakers Friday published a review of Firefox OS .

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