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Firefox OS Alternatives

Firefox OS is described as 'open-source operating system – made for smartphones, tablet computers and smart TVs – designed by Mozilla and external contributors, based on the rendering engine of their Firefox web browser and the Linux kernel' and is a popular operating system in the os & utilities category. There are nine alternatives to Firefox OS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Linux Mobile, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Android, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Firefox OS are Plasma Mobile, Sailfish OS, iOS and Tizen OS.

Firefox OS alternatives are mainly Operating Systems but may also be Mobile OSs or Linux Distros. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Firefox OS.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Android
  • Android Tablet

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  1. Android is an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.

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  2. Plasma Mobile icon

    Plasma Mobile

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • KDE
    • Linux Mobile

    Plasma Mobile turns your phone into a fully open hacking device, just like a PC. You can join us to start building new mobile experiences now.

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    Sailfish OS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux Mobile

    Sailfish OS is a European alternative to dominating mobile operating systems, and the only mobile OS offering an exclusive licensing model for local implementations.

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    If Firefox OS wasn't discontinued, I'd select it. But now the best mobile OS is Sailfish!

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  4. iOS is a mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc. and distributed exclusively for Apple hardware. It is the operating system that powers iPhone, iPod Touch, and formerly iPad.

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    Firefox OS is focused on privacy and security. iOS is too.

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    Tizen OS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Linux Mobile

    Tizen is an open source mobile and device operating system based on Linux developed by Samsung and Intel.

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    Also a mobile platform for designing WebApps

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    Remix OS is an innovative Android-based operating system engineered to be equally adept on mobile and desktop devices.

    Discontinued

    The company Jide decided to discontinue the Remix OS project and to focus efforts on the enterprise space: http://www.jide.com/ At the moment, last version, 3.0.207, released in November 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    Astian OS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Astian OS is an operating system that is based on the discontinued Firefox OS, development by Astian Foundation, thus allowing support for mobile devices, TV's, and other devices. Astian OS is completely free and open.

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    B2G OS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    B2G is a community maintained open source operating system for smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and other connected devices. The project was started in 2011 and is based on the Linux kernel and Gecko rendering engine.

    Discontinued

    The project is discontinued.See: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Archive/B2G_OS

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    QtMoko

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    QtMoko is debian distribution for Linux based SmartPhones, like Openmoko Freerunner and Goldelico's GTA04 phone. Phone and user interface is based on QT Extendeded formerly known as Qtopia..

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, v58, released in December 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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