Tizen, Ubuntu, Firefox OS, Sailfish stand up to Android

Thursday 24 January 2013 | 13:34 CET | Author: Maarten van Vliet | Background
Competition on the mobile operating system market is increasing. Alongside Windows Phone and BlackBerry, a handful of new systems are challenging the reigning duopoly. It will be a difficult endeavour, but the chances are there.

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