Mozilla Showcases First Year of Success with Firefox OS at Mobile World Congress 2014

Robert "Bob" Reyes

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Mountain View, California, February 18, 2014 – The only independent smartphone OS to
launch in multiple countries will demonstrate the next generation of its HTML5-based
platform.

Mozilla is pleased to confirm it will be attending, exhibiting and speaking at this year’s Mobile
World Congress in Barcelona. This year Firefox OS will take its place in Hall 3 of the Fira
Gran Via, alongside major operators and device manufacturers.

The advantage of Firefox OS is that it is built to completely open Web standards. With this it
has garnered significant industry support since it was introduced at MWC 2013. Devices have
quickly commanded market share in Latin America and gone on sale in 14 markets including
nine in Europe, with two global and two regional operators and three handset manufacturers.
Its flexibility allows for easy customization to meet the unique needs of a localized customer
base who are ready to move from feature phones to smartphones.

Mozilla will also be demonstrating the latest builds of the following products at stand 3C30 in
Hall 3:

  • Firefox Marketplace: An open environment combining top tier and hyper-local apps that leverages the scale of the Web for users and developers
  • Firefox for Android: A customizable solution for integration with 3rd party services, partner distribution and connecting with other people and devices

Schedule of Events:
In addition to demonstrating the current releases of Firefox OS hardware, on devices from
ZTE, TCL, and LG, Mozilla also will have advance previews of the next Firefox OS user
experience for smartphones. Mozilla and its content publishing partners (including LINE,
YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Napster, Aviary, Soundcloud, Pinterest and Evernav) will
demonstrate the HTML5 apps that deliver the content and performance that users expect
from a smartphone device. Away from the stand, Mozilla will participate at the following
events:

‘The Future of Voice’ Panel
Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich will take part in the panel discussing the latest strategies and
technologies driving the changes in voice-based services across the industry. What will be
the impact of the move to an all-IP future for voice services? What will new services like
VoLTE, WebRTC and HD Voice do for consumers and will they be a point of differentiation for
operators?

Date: Wednesday, 26th February, 14:00-15:30 CET
Location: Auditorium 2

‘Mobile and Privacy: Building Trust Through Transparency, Choice and Control’ Seminar
Mozilla Chief Privacy Officer Alex Fowler will contribute to a seminar discussing the role of
mobile OS in providing privacy choices, the emergence of app privacy regulation and what it
means for business, and location analytics and privacy. Find out what Mozilla and Deutsche
Telekom have been doing together to provide good user privacy experiences.

Date: Thursday, 27th February, 11:00-13:00 CET
Location: GSMA Seminar Theater 2, CC1.5, near Hall 1 entrance

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