Can Firefox Burn Apple and Android?

By now you've heard the news: Firefox, the popular desktop browser, is now a pure HTML5 operating system capable of running any sort of web app. Talk about disruptive.

We've known this was coming for a while. But no one could have foreseen how fast carriers would take to the OS as a potential supplement or even substitute for Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) iOS. Spain's Telefonica (NYSE: TEF  ) is already distributing a Firefox handset in price-sensitive markets. Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM  ) has agreed to supply the chip architecture. Not bad for an upstart.

How big a threat is the Firefox OS to mobile incumbents like Apple and Google? What about the emerging tandem of Microsoft and Nokia?  Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova addresses these questions and more in the video below. Please watch, and then be sure to leave a comment to let us know what you think.

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  • Report this Comment On March 01, 2013, at 9:42 PM, applefan1 wrote:

    With what? competing in a price sensitive market? Please..............

  • Report this Comment On March 01, 2013, at 10:20 PM, TimKnows wrote:

    Oh boy, BlackBerry is the expert in HTML5 so good luck with that. True, Apple is dead, but for many other reasons. Samsung has Tizen but it is laughable.

  • Report this Comment On March 02, 2013, at 9:52 AM, JoeMiddleclass wrote:

    I don't know if this new Firefox app will do what they wonder but I have used Firefox for years but lately every time I download a new version it messes up my computer something awful. I love to download a new program and then find out how many existing and useful things on my computer are no longer usable or compatible with Firefox. The most annoying part is you don't know this until you have already downloaded the new program!!!

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