There’s probably an axiom about this…
How many mobile operating systems can the market bear? As WebOS shutters and while RIM and Symbian slowly die, Windows Phone has emerged in a strong way and now get this. Mozilla is working on a mobile Firefox OS.
The list of dead Mobile OSes is long and the battles hard fought, but nonetheless predictable since they follow the same trajectory of any product life cycle (develop, introduce, grow, mature, decline). I suppose Mozilla’s entry is a sign that enough people feel Android no longer qualifies as the indie-OS it once was. Android is not the underdog it once was and while it’s technically “open source” unlocking all Android can do locks manufacturers into paying the Android tax. And cue sad music. And cut to image of developers building Firefox OS