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Mozilla announced earlier this month that it is partnering with various carriers to develop an HTML 5 mobile OS targeting low to entry-level smartphone markets.  Fast forward three or so weeks and we have some screen shots of the Firefox Mobile OS.

Mozilla announced earlier this month that it is partnering with various carriers to develop an HTML 5 mobile OS targeting low to entry-level smartphone markets.  Fast forward three or so weeks and we have some screen shots of the Firefox Mobile OS.

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Many aspects of Firefox Mobile OS look eerily similar to features that are present in Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS.  From the texting screen to the app drawer, there seems to be nothing really new in terms of design.

Firefox Mobile OS may be taking a page or two out of the Android and iOS smartphone book, but according to Mozilla, their mobile OS is lighter and faster than Android. 

Mozilla is known for their Firefox browser and their involvement in the web development community, so it won’t surprise any of us if Firefox Mobile OS will emphasize heavily on the web aspect of a smartphone.

Also, Firefox Mobile OS apps will also be written in HTML 5, so in theory everything should come together nicely in terms of hardware cohesion and compatibility.  However, that may not happen, evident through Android’s fragmentation and app compatibility issues.

So will Firefox Mobile OS provide the looks and functionality of an Android or iOS at a much lower cost?  I suppose that’s what Mozilla is aiming for, but will it succeed where WebOS failed?

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