Samsung Devices Will Not Run Firefox OS

EuroFight - February 25, 2013 12:50PM in Mobile

A high-level Samsung executive has said that the company is not interested in adopting the upcoming Firefox OS for its smartphones and tablets. This follows Mozilla's debut of Firefox OS earlier this week during this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, where a number of Mozilla's partners showcased their own devices running the new OS.

Mozilla does have number of powerful allies such as LG, Huawei, ZTE and Alcatel who are planning on producing devices running Firefox OS. Mozilla has also received support from chip-manufacturer Qualcomm who is interested in making chips for Firefox OS devices. The loss of Samsung, however, is likely to heavily affect initial sales of devices running the new OS, especially considering that it is now considered the dominant smartphone manufacturer, alongside Apple.

Source: CNET.com