Mozilla takes to Android and iOS




Andreas Gal, chief technology officer at Mozilla, states that Android and iOS users provide sufficient transparency, including through the use of proprietary software. Firefox OS According to Gal there to counterbalance.

In an interview with The Guardian Gal says that a user of an Android or iOS smartphone can not determine how the operating system including privacy-sensitive data. handles The Mozilla CTO claims that this is due to the lack of transparency caused by the proprietary nature of both operating systems. In addition, he refers in the case of Android on the various Google apps are not open source, but are standard on most phones installed.

As an example of the closeness of the Android platform Gal has the controversy surrounding the app to Disconnect. This application allows the user to deny apps access to certain features, but Google pulled Disconnect twice from the Play Store. Apple would also many innovative apps deliberately refuse in its App Store.

According to Gal Firefox OS, provides a mobile operating system that is based entirely on HTML5 technology, the user does transparency. For example, the operating system provides an option to revoke individual permissions per app. So far, there are still hardly get smartphones on the western market with Mozilla’s mobile operating system. Moreover, for the cheap devices whose functionality is more limited than that of smartphones running Android or iOS.


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