2Firefox OS Seeks to Disrupt the Platform Status Quo
3Telefonica Launches the ZTE Open
“We believe that smartphones need to be more open and that the Web is the platform for making this possible,” Telefonica CEO Luis Miguel Gilperez said in a July 1 statement. “Consumers should … have the choice to consume the content they want and the flexibility to take it with them when they change devices. This first Open Web device marks a significant milestone in making that possible.”
4The ZTE Open
5Facebook and Twitter Come Preinstalled
7Firefox’s Familiar Feel
9Adaptive App Search
“You can search based on your intent,” according to Chris Lee, director of Firefox at Mozilla. On the Webcast, he gave the example of searching for sushi, which would turn up not only apps with the word “sushi” in the title but restaurant recommendations and instructions on how to prepare sushi. “It’s a smartphone that really adapts to your needs,” said Lee.
10What’s an OS Without an App Store
11Alcatel One Touch Fire
Deutsche Telekom will soon begin shipping the Alcatel One Touch Fire. Board member Claudia Nemat called it an important step toward driving innovation, as well as competition between ecosystems.