Firefox OS Spinoff With 40+ Mozilla Employees Receives A $100 Million Boost

By | July 20, 2015 | 4 Comments


Firefox OS Spinoff With 40+ Mozilla Employees Receives A $100 Million BoostMozilla must be kicking themselves in the foot.

Back in May, Chris Beard, the CEO of Mozilla, has announced plans to drop the $25 version of Firefox OS and overhaul the overall plans for the mobile operating system.

Shortly afterwards, a couple of execs have left the company, including the president, Li Gong, who have since formed a new startup codenamed “Gone Fishing”, to create a new mobile solution, which is partially based on the Firefox OS itself. Since then, more than 40 former Mozilla employees have also joined the company as well as people from other sources.

Now, it looks like the very same startup (Acadine Techologies), has received a $100 million investment from China’s Tsinghua Unigroup, with a goal to create a better mobile operating system called H5OS, which is set to target tablets, smartphones and wearable devices.

It will be interesting to see how exactly will H5OS compete against Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, Microsoft’s Windows Phone, Samsung’s Tizen, Jolla’s Sailfish OS, Canonical’s Ubuntu, Hewlett-Packard’s WebOS, BlackBerry’s BlackBerry OS and Mozilla’s Firefox OS.

[Via: LinuxGizmos]


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  1. Christian Heilmann says:

    The LinuxGizmos link is the wrong one – this is still about FxOS going to Africa with Orange. Also this is better:

    http://www.cnet.com/news/startup-lands-100-million-to-challenge-smartphone-superpowers-apple-and-google/

    • Deyirn Skysand says:

      I don’t understand why are they making a new OS, when they can just make a Firefox phone running Android, and people will be making the same mistake with Windows Phone – buying something new, hoping it to be faster, better, more reliable, cheaper and then in the end, they don’t get enough apps.

  2. dotxzer0 says:

    let those retards waste their money starting new OSs. there will always be two OS, android and iOS. not even windows phone can can do anything about it. these companies must be dreaming

  3. Grrblt says:

    $100 investment

    Serious money.

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