Firefox OS is built around applications written in HTML5. Mozilla Foundation is pitching it as a better option for low-end smartphones, and devices running it will compete head-to-head with cheap Android smartphones and other platforms such as Nokia’s Asha. This is good for people with low-end smartphones because they will be getting better a better OS. This will also benefit Firefox because they will gain more users (hopefully).
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