Panasonic and Mozilla have announced a partnership to bring the Firefox OS to Panasonic’s TVs, and the new TV’s will use HTML 5 and web technologies to offer a more personalized and optimized TV experience.
Panasonic has said that its next generation of Smart TVs will use HTML 5 for things like electronic program guides and more, and they will make it easy for developers to create applications for the platform.
“Panasonic had been expanding content and services dedicated for Panasonic TVs on our own portal site and our collaboration with Mozilla on Firefox OS will further accelerate various innovations and encourage many new services,” said Mr. Yuki Kusumi, Director of the TV Business Division of the AVC Networks Company of Panasonic. “Through Panasonic’s partnership with Mozilla, we will create further innovation in smart TV technologies and features, which will take consumers to a whole new level of interaction and connectivity inside and outside of the home.”
“We are very excited to partner with Panasonic to bring Firefox OS to more people on more platforms. As we see more partners supporting Firefox OS and the open Web, Firefox OS helps solidify open Web standards for smart screen solutions,” said Dr. Li Gong, Senior Vice President of Mobile Devices and President of Asia Operations at Mozilla. “This new platform enables developers and service providers to create a wide range of applications and services to deliver a new user experience. We see a strong alignment between the visions of Mozilla and Panasonic, and by combing our collective expertise and know-how, we will create amazing products together.”
As yet Panasonic have not announced when they will launch their new Firefox OS powered TVs, as soon as we get some more information, we will let you guys know.
Source Panasonic, Gizmag