Samsung it seems has not been bitten by the Firefox bug quite like some of its rival firms and will thus be staying firmly rooted with Android for the time-being at least.
Mozilla’s Firefox OS has become the talk of the Smartphone town over recent weeks as the new platform makes preparations to join the affray all over the world. What’s more, we’ve also been given reason to think Firefox OS ha a very decent chances of making a name for itself, having gained the backing of at least 18 global carriers and various manufacturers like ZTE, LG and Huawei.
However, the bad news for Mozilla and ultimately the reach of its Firefox OS is that the biggest name in the business…literally…apparently has no intention of joining the party – that being Samsung.
According to new reports posted by CNET, Samsung executives have confirmed that no devices are in the pipeline that will carry the new Mozilla Firefox OS. To be frank though this isn’t all that surprising as Samsung flies the flag for Android across most of the world’s key markets and therefore to pay any real mind to a fledgling platform like Mozilla Firefox OS would seem to a be a relatively pointless gesture.
That being said, the same reports also suggest that one global-giant in the form of Sony is indeed well and truly onboard with the Firefox OS and will launch its own Firefox Smartphone sometime next year. And technically speaking, all of the above works entirely in Sony’s favor as with the likes of Samsung out of the running, there’s every opportunity for Sony’s eventual Firefox Smartphone to leap right to the top of the table.