Mozilla co-founder calls Android too bloated to run on cheap hardware

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The co-founder and CTO of Mozilla isn’t worried about entering a crowded mobile market. Brendan Eich explained that Mozilla isn’t looking to compete with high-end smartphones from Apple, Google or Microsoft. The company instead plans to attack the entry-level and feature phone markets with its FireFox OS, which he claims is better than Android for low-end smartphones. In statements made to The Verge, Eich argued that Android is too bloated to run on cheap hardware. He noted that Android 4.0 can’t run on devices with less than 256MB of RAM, which is why there are still phones being produced that run Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The executive explained that FireFox OS doesn’t need a lot of memory and can use low-end processors to build “a truly mass-market smartphone.”

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The Verge
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