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The Internet War Report : Social Media, OS & Browser Leaders of the Past Decade

There is a popular saying "Nothing is permanent except change" (~ Heraclitus), and same holds true for technology. Here is an interesting info-graphic visualizing "The Internet War Report", with some interesting insights into how things changed with social Media, OS & Browser Leaders during the past decade.

Internet War Report

How Market Share And Use Of Cell Phones Is Increasing

Yesterday we shared an informative graphic showing region-wise penetration of mobile operating-system around the globe and today we have a new infographic visualizing some interesting data on - "How Market Share And Use Of Cell Phones Is Increasing".

World Map Showing What Mobile Operating System Rules Which Region

Mobile OS Distribution

Fireweb - LG's First Firefox OS Smartphone Gets Unveiled On Video

Firefox Mobile OS

While the race between Apple iOS, Google Android and Microsoft Windows for Phone is what gets all the news now, the scenario could change pretty soon when "highly hackable", truly open-source alternatives like Ubuntu One and Mozilla Firefox OS comes to the playing field.

LG has taken the leap of being one of the early supporter and have already unveiled their first smartphone powered by the fox - the Firefox OS. Named "LG Fireweb", the phone features an 4-inch touchscreen display with 480 x 320 resolution, 1GHz Qualcomm processor, 4GB of expandable storage and a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and an LED flash. The hardware specs and feature sheet is nothing to get excited about, but do mind the fact that this phone is targeted to cater the entry-level, cheap smartphone segment. Do watch the video demonstration posted below to watch the phone in action.


Fireweb

[Video] Mozilla and Foxconn unveils the first Firefox OS tablet

While big brands like LG, Sony and ZTE have plans to release Firefox OS powered devices, Foxconn has already taken the lead by unveiling their first tablet powered by truly open-source and free Firefox OS. Foxconn which is big OEM manufacturer for brands like Apple, Acer and Dell said they are working on atleast 5 devices including a tablet which was showcased in a video (shared below).

Firefox OS

Mozilla Mobile OS Ready For Showtime, Desktop builds for Windows, Linux and MAC available now

Everybody is eagerly waiting for a truly open-source Mobile operating system and this is where Mozilla's mobile-OS codenamed "Boot2Gecko" comes in, the fully open mobile ecosystem is based on HTML5 and will power the launch of smartphones built entirely on strict open Web standards. Apart from support of global network operators like Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefónica and Telenor, OEM manufacturers ZTE and Alcatel have also announced to come up with Firefox OS powered Snapdragon processor based devices in early 2013.

Due to the optimization of the platform for entry-level smartphones and the removal of unnecessary middleware layers, mobile operators will have the ability to offer richer experiences at a range of price points including at the low end of the smartphone price range, helping to drive adoption across developing markets.

Mozilla and all other participants are committed to ensuring the project is fully open and the reference implementation of the required Web APIs is being submitted to W3C for standardization.

Awesome Mozilla Boot to Gecko (B2G) Mobile-OS Demonstrated On Video

Extraordinary, Mozilla Phone concept SeaBird might not be something you will see in near future - but Mozilla's own mobile-OS platform "Boot to Gecko (B2G)" is already taking shape and looks promising as demonstrated in video after the jump.

Boot 2 Gecko
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