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The partnerships that Mozilla has signed are incredible. I do hope Canonical has similar partnerships lined up, else Ubuntu Phone isn't going to go anywhere.
 
+Satchit Bhogle Not only that but they have an ace up their sleeve in terms of getting devs to build for their platform: it's just the web with a few bells and whistles. That's a massive pool to tap. 
 
They are smart. Mozilla. Cheers to starting where people need it more and making it affordable.
 
+Joey-Elijah Sneddon WebOS was the same way, but when apps are just web, developers don't typically take hold of the platform because it's trivial to reverse engineer apps.
 
Seem that this one have a lot of operators support. Maybe its enough to build to some critical mass. And is not about doing native, specific OS native apps, but web apps. Those apps could have a potential market far bigger than just those phones.

What could worry me is speed, at least the presented ones were somewhat middle/low end phones, and web apps are considered  to be slower than the native ones.

In the other hand, as an open os, probably should be soon derivative OSs and tweaks and even native programs for it, even if is not the idea of a browser based OS.
 
+Marco Ceppi I wonder how one would go about reverse engineering Javascript compiled with Mozillas emscripten tech (don't know if there is a llvm js compiler though)
 
What if Firefox OS become the third player (by number of users)? And follow closely for Ubuntu Phones. What a blow for certain (very big and rich) company... Just saying.
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