27 January 2013

Firefox OS falling into the OEM trap?

Marty Eich over on RootzWiki deals with an issue that I mentioned in my previous post--namely that "open" in the mobile OS space has so far mostly been implemented as "open" for handset makers and carriers but not for end-users. Marty points out is that Firefox OS might have started pursuing this model as well, and that makes him (and me) uncomfortable.

I understand that without manufacturer and carrier interest any new mobile OS will be dead in the water, but let's not lose sight of the need to have a platform that's open for the end user. The two don't have to be mutually exclusive!

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