Desperate to become less dependent on Google/Apple, over a dozen carriers are now backing...

|By:, SA News Editor

Desperate to become less dependent on Google/Apple, over a dozen carriers are now backing Mozilla's Firefox OS - the list includes Sprint (S), Telefonica (TEF), T-Mobile (DTEGY.PK), and America Movil (AMX). Sony (SNE), Huawei, ZTE, LG, and Alcatel (ALU) plan to make hardware for the platform, but Samsung, which is committed to Tizen as an Android alternative, isn't interested.  An AMX exec promises $100 Firefox phones will arrive; Android phones are already in that price range in emerging markets. (previous)