Focusing solely on the possibility of having WhatsApp, surely a good number of users would be interested in acquiring the ZTE Open equipped with said operating system and that Movistar announced with a sale price of 69 euros. Make no mistake, a large number of users spend exorbitant figures on terminals that only use instant messaging applications such as WhatsApp and phone calls. Is it or is it not therefore an interesting option?
Firefox OS: News never comes alone
As we have indicated, the confirmation of the lWhatsApp legacy to Firefox OS before the end of 2013 is not the only news. According to sources from the telephone operator itself, several brands will join ZTE over the next few months and they will offer in Spain new smartphones equipped with the Mozilla operating system.
In this way, the South Korean LG would plan the launch of its first model with Firefox OS In our country before the end of the year. In fact, said smartphone would already be in the hands of Movistar and would be waiting to obtain the relevant certifications. On the other hand and also from the Far East, the Japanese Sony It would also join in launching at the beginning of next year its first smartphone that runs the aforementioned operating system, whose philosophy continues to be marked by being based on completely open standards and constant updates.
Movistar’s commitment to Firefox OS
The same sources from the company formerly known as Telefónica have asserted that Movistar’s support and involvement in Firefox OS is total, given the case of having abandoned Tizen since joining the project of the Mozilla Foundation, while its involvement in other systems such as Windows Phone responds only to purely commercial decisions.
Along the same lines, the Spanish operator claims to have based its bet on Firefox in his conviction that, in a very short space of time, he will be the third operating system in several South American countries. In fact and considering that the models marketed to date are exclusively in prepaid mode, the multi-digit sales figures achieved to date are received with very good eyes. Expectations that are equally promising for Europe although, in this case, they are forced to broaden their sights to the medium-long term.