Mozilla and partners ranging from Deutsche Telekom to Qualcomm to ZTE have formed a review board to ensure devices using the Firefox OS brand comply with open Web standards.
The review board will be a key part of how devices and manufacturers get Firefox OS branding, according to a statement.
This board, dubbed the Open Web Device Compliance Review Board (CRB), will run independently and ensure application programming interface (API) compliance, standardize performance, cut compatibility testing time and costs and get devices to market faster.
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Mozilla's Firefox OS mobile efforts will largely occur outside of the U.S., but are worth watching. Mozilla-powered devices will rely on Web applications instead of apps yet try to deliver a native experience.
Initial launch partners of the CRB include Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, LG, Mozilla, Qualcomm, Sony, Spreadtrum, TCL/ALCATEL ONETOUCH, Telefónica, Telenor and ZTE.
Mozilla said that certification testing for Firefox OS devices will be completed within three days of submission. So far, no devices have been certified, but Mozilla is obviously hoping to change that in short order.