As you've probably seen by now, Mozilla and partners are launching the first Firefox OS-based devices this week:https://blog.mozilla.org/press/2013/07/mozilla-and-partners-prepare-to-launch-first-firefox-os-smartphones/
This is an amazing
achievement. Think about it: Mozilla announced the "Boot to Gecko" experiment just 2 years ago. Since then, a lot of heavy-weight partners jumped in and we're now about to release the first devices to consumers. And all that has been done in the open from day one (!).
Having an organization like Mozilla with a strong presence in the mobile space is great news—even if you're not into the products as a consumer. Why? Because Mozilla is force for good. By having relevant products, Mozilla can steer the mobile market (and its competitors) towards more openness, respect to user's privacy, and more. This is good for everyone.
So, you should really be cheering for Firefox OS. Because, if it succeeds, your current favourite mobile platform (Android, iOS, Windows, whatever) will likely play nicer with consumers too. #mozilla #firefoxos