Carlos Domingo, Telefonica Digital's director of product development and innovation, announces the carrier's plan to embrace Mozilla's B2G browser-based mobile OS at Mobile World Congress.
BARCELONA--Half of Telefonica's customers are in Latin America, where smartphones are scarcer than in wealthier parts of the world. But the mobile network operator hopes Mozilla's new browser-based operating system, B2G, will change that.
"What we're selling the most in these countries is feature phones, which is ridiculous, said Carlos Domingo, Telefonica Digital's director of product development and innovation, in an interview at the Mobile World Congress show here in Barcelona, Spain. "We think we can bring smartphones to the masses in developing countries with this approach."
How affordable, exactly? The B2G phone will be "ten times cheaper than an iPhone," Domingo said.