A Smart TV Powered By Firefox OS

A Smart TV Powered By Firefox OS

Firefox is a web browser by Mozilla. While Firefox OS is in the computer screen, tablet screen, smartphone screens and the latest screen where Firebox OS is a part of is with the smart TVs screen this televisions set which runs with Firefox’s mobile operating system is now readily available in Europe, international product launch will follow in the coming months.

This is Mozilla’s step towards widening its horizon as it bring its Firefox OS to the bigger screen nearest to you, since TV set are home bound.

The Panasonic Viera Smart TVs were the first generation of TV sets which runs with Firefox’s operating system. Product model such as CR850, CR730, and CX800 are the first in line TV sets which has the Firefox OS.

THE COMPETITION

Mozilla’s jump into the realm of television market entails competition as there were already vast of giant companies already competing with each other in this field. Competition are the likes of:

  • Samsung the company’s smart tv product line are running on its Tizen platform.
  • LG television is geared with a built in WebOS.
  • Google, Roku, and Ubuntu are also among the competition as these companies also delivers television software technology.
  • Apple, Amazon, and TiVo are companies that included in the competition as all of them offer set-top boxes that deliver apps, similar to Firefox OS.

WHY FIREFOX OS

In the quest to spread affordable smartphones Firefox OS was launched in the emerging market as an alternative to the popular yet expensive iOS and Android OS. To take advantage of Web Technologies is what Firefox OS designed all about since the Firefox OS platform is Linux-based which also promotes Web platforms, including HTML5 applications, JavaScript, and others.

Mozilla’s stand is why not design apps with Web standard which can be readily harbored to any other platform rather than developing a closed-off systems like that of iOS or Android?

PANASONIC TV WITH FIREFOX OS

Mozilla’s expansion to television is a company’s strategy of proving that it can and it will. As the company showed off Firefox OS on a Panasonic television at mobile congress in March, the company said that television-based operating system certainly will deliver all of the features built into the standard Firefox OS. The platform is slightly modified to fit into the big screen standards but as what the company said it is geared with all standard features which also includes access to the Firefox apps marketplace plus the Firefox browser.

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