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Description: Mozilla is making a bold attempt to build on their success of the Firefox web browser. Following suite with competitors Apple and Google, Mozilla has announced that they will be launching a new smartphone operating system.

Source: The Guardian

Date: February 22nd, 2013

Mozilla Corporation CEO Gary Kovacs

Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox web browser, will on Sunday launch its first smartphone operating system and the handsets on which it will run in a bid to shake up the mobile industry.

Aimed at the developing world, where Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android have yet to capture the market, Firefox OS will run on handsets made by Chinese companies ZTE, Alcatel One Touch and others, costing less than £100. Read Rest of Story

Questions for discussion:

1. Do we need a fifth operating system or is the market too saturated?

2. How do you think this will affect business owners?


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