Samsung: No interest in Mozilla's Firefox OS
CNET has learned that the biggest potential partner will skip Mozilla's browser-based smartphone OS. Samsung has other operating system priorities -- Android and Tizen.
BARCELONA, Spain--this week -- but one powerful potential partner is passing.
That company is Samsung, which like Apple is a dominant smartphone maker. A high-level Samsung executive said at the Mobile World Congress show here that Samsung isn't interested in Mozilla's browser-based operating system.
That shouldn't come as a surprise given the company's other mobile operating system choices. Samsung is the top dog in the Android market -- its new flagship -- and the most obvious OS alternative is Tizen.
Samsung plans to.
Firefox OS developers.does have some serious allies among handset manufacturers: Huawei, LG Electronics, ZTE, and Alcatel. In addition, a Spanish startup called Geeksphone is building two models for
Those phones, theand Keon, should go on sale through the company's Web site "in coming weeks," the company said today.