BARCELONA — Mozilla doubled down on its bet that low-end smartphones will give Firefox OS a place in the crowded mobile market, announcing partnerships Sunday that will bring $25 smartphones to the large number of people who can’t afford high-end models like Apple’s iPhone 5S and Samsung’s Galaxy S5 that cost hundreds of dollars.
At the Mobile World Congress here, Mozilla announced a deal with Chinese chip designer Spreadtrum Communications that will mean
Firefox OS smartphones will arrive in extremely cost-sensitive markets like India and Indonesia where people often buy phones from a bin in a store.
Here’s the thing that most people can’t really wrap their noggins around: Within an amazingly short period of time, almost everybody in the world will be carrying around a supercomputer in their pocket.
Remember: The real brains will be in the Cloud. But in order to take advantage of that, you have to be able to access the cloud. This, and other gadgets like it, is going to make that possible for billions of people for the very first time.
Bottom line: Very shortly, everybody will have the Cloud in their pocket.