Open-Source Mobile OS Comparison: Ubuntu Touch Vs. Firefox OS
It may be a long time before the two mobile phone operating system developers –Android and iOS are displaced from their stronghold, though new players in this segment are coming and in going out in droves.
Even an established player like Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS, it seems, is nowhere near to giving the two giants a run for their money. There is little doubt that Windows Phone OS has everything that you can call it superior. The only serious challengers to the three established players are Ubuntu Touch and Firefox OS.
Here is a comparison of Ubuntu Touch and Firefox OS – the only serious contenders for the moment in the world of mobile OS. What sets the two challengers apart from the crowd is that they are open source like the well established Android itself.
Though the business interests of both overlap each other, some believe that Ubuntu Touch will be concentrating more on enterprise level products and Firefox OS at entry-level mobile phones. If that be true then there may not be any keen contest between the two, but it cannot remain that way for long either.
In Favor of Firefox OS
The Firefox OS is primarily aimed at the low-end mobile phones. That means there is an immense possibility of this OS finding its way into more phones than those aimed at upper end mobiles.
Mobile phones using the Firefox OS will work with even minimum hardware requirement unlike the Ubuntu Touch which requires a minimum of dual-core processor which is mostly used in smartphone. Another reason is the potential it holds for app developers, which can spiral its use worldwide.
The Firefox OS will bring the web on users’ phones. Though the competing Ubuntu Touch too will have this ability what sets it apart is the price attached to Firefox OS.
In Favor of Ubuntu Touch
The Ubuntu OS is chiefly targeted at enterprises level mobile phones. And thought it may require superior hardware, the fact is they will become more common in the days ahead. This means that over a period of time they will be able to challenge the Firefox OS in terms of better experience for users.
Another advantage to Ubuntu Touch is the better interface experience you will not see in the Firefox OS. The Ubuntu Touch interface more intuitive and easier to navigate. In fact it even out beats established software like Android in many features. Overall Ubuntu has a new look and is also lot more refreshing.
Firefox OS turn offs
The Firefox OS is too much web-oriented and hence users in non-connected territories may find it difficult to use. If users are going to use native apps then this may not be the right OS to try. Another point against the Firefox OS when they are used on high-end smartphone they will not able to access the same features that is possible in Android or iOS.
Ubuntu Touch turn offs
Ubuntu Touch as of now has fewer apps to boast of. Unless it is able to muster 1000+ apps this year, it may not really take off in a big way. The other thing you need to consider is it requires high-end software that can drive prices high.
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