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Ubuntu On A Phone Or Firefox OS: Which Scares iPhone And Android Most?

Jan 07, 2013, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])

Last week, Canonical finally showed the world how Ubuntu looks when running on a smartphone. And it looks good. The mobile version of the popular OS is fast, pleasant to the eye and features original design solutions not found anywhere else.

But while the presentation was littered with references to Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, it failed to mention another potential rival – Firefox OS. The two share more than a few similarities: both are open source operating systems based on the Linux kernel, developed by thousands of enthusiasts around the world. Both rely heavily on HTML5, and renounce the Java virtual machine. Finally, both are aimed at developing markets.

Naturally, we have to ask the question: who would win in a fist fight between Ubuntu on a phone and Firefox OS?

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