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Samsung says no to Firefox OS for now

The Korean tech giant is said to be ignoring the idea of manufacturing a smartphone that will run on Mozilla’s Firefox OS, for now.

We all know Samsung as a dominant player in the mobile phone industry today. In addition, unlike its biggest rival Apple, the company has other mobile operating system priorities such as Google’s Android OS and Tizen. samsung-tizen-100019666-large

CNET said: “Samsung is the top dog in the Android market – its new flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone will debut March 14 – and the most obvious OS alternative is Tizen.”

Samsung (the Korea-based company) is one of the known partners of Tizen. Tizen is a Linux-based smartphone platforms expected to launch this year (finally).

In addition, CNET noted that Samsung plans to launch its first Tizen smartphone device sometime this July or August.

Despite of Samsung’s decision, the Firefox OS has already the support of other phone makers in the likes of LG Electronics, Alcatel, Huawei, and ZTE.

 “In addition, a Spanish startup called Geeksphone is building two models for Firefox OS developers. Those phones, the Geeksphone Peak and Keon, should go on sale through the company’s web site’ in coming weeks’ the company said today”.

It is only obvious that with the success of Samsung’s Galaxy range (all powered by Google’s Android OS) that the company will dismiss the idea of using Firefox OS for now.

Well, at least Samsung is not totally ditching the idea of using Tizen. As a matter of fact, they do plan to release a device that will use the Firefox OS this year.

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