It has been a long time since I told you about Firefox OS and he commented on their advantages and possible disadvantages in an emerging market such as Latin America. The thing is Firefox OS It is not the only system that tries to get ahead with these new ideas and with the concept of being free and based on HTML5 for its applications; there are two more systems that try to eat a piece of the cake, those are Tizen y Open Web OS.
The competition is never bad, the truth is that it is not, but sometimes I sit down to think that there are already too many projects wanting to bid for a single space within the market and at the same time fighting the market with the colossi Android y IOS.
First of all, I started looking for what these new systems offer me at the user level that neither Android nor IOS offer me, and it is not too difficult for me to see that as such, at the application or functionality level there are no major differences, simply because we are Relatively stagnant, technological innovation at the hardware level at the moment only grows in power but not in new concepts, that is, we have more and more beautiful, larger and sharper touch screens and before they were hardly usable, but we have been using these for a long time. screens and so it will stay for a while until some new interface displaces it (holographic screens maybe? Who knows).
For now, technological growth is focused on applicationsThose who always have something more or less new to offer and one always finds them more or less useful depending on the case, but the truth is that they are not something that one system offers and another does not because in the long run you get them everywhere; For example, what would stop me as a user is that initially I will not have WhatsApp in my system (either Tizen, Firefox OS or Open WebOS), but since we know that at least two of those three have high growth capacity, I speak of Tizen and Firefox OS. In the long run I don't worry, although Apple and Google They offer additional services such as the Appstore or Google Play, they are things that are not really relevant for users because they always look for applications more than services or movies; although of course, that does not always apply to everyone, but surely these new systems are going to have theirs.
Well, at the user level I am sure that I will be able to have a fairly simple and pleasant experience, with everything I will need in the beginning, but there is something else, I am not just a user, I am a developer, and that for my is a point that must be taken into account: What do these systems offer me at the development level that Android and IOS do not? and this is where the main reason to use any of these systems comes in.
First of all, they all propose something that neither Android nor IOS can propose full compatibility between them, yeah, compatibility, I can develop an app for Firefox OS and be sure that I can carry it without further problems to Tizen and Open Web OS Why? Well, because all three have opted to use the most important standard of this decade and the next: HTML5 and a pure one, without the need for frameworks or anything special, program whatever you want, make it work in a browser and with that you are sure that it will work in any of the three systems, period. Android and IOS They cannot offer that, at least not for now because one uses its own closed standard in addition to a strict and proprietary policy for creating applications (IOS) and the other uses an old, ugly, smelly and dying standard as the main development medium, uses Java as the main development medium and the other ways to develop for it (Phonegap, Python, etc) although they work, they are not as fast to implement as Java in Android.
All this shows that in the long run if there is a future for these new operating systems, perhaps only one will be the one that will survive or emerge, but the sure thing is that without a doubt, the one or those that survive will eat the market, little by little, but They will, and they will pressure the king systems of today to innovate and find a way to evolve, because if these three have something, it is that they are all much more flexible than those that are today as kings.
I leave you some preliminary videos of how these systems are moving, then I will test them myself and give you my impressions.