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-- on your Smartphone.
On your I've had on whatever the heck can use -- the Smartphone app world has gotten gigantic.
Hundreds of thousands of them but it's dominated by apple and Google but maybe not for long and you need to hear this because it could save you money.
Mozilla is taking on the giants with its most powerful weapon.
The web for you this may mean cheaper apps across all of your devices joining us now from Los Angeles -- a Fox Business exclusive -- CEO of Mozilla.
Gary Kovacs and and listen you just made a big splash.
In Barcelona at the big mobile event that they haven't sort of led Consumer Electronics Show that happens out there and in Barcelona because you you need some big news about taken -- -- apple and android with their app stores where people I was I'm being nickel and dime but these apps every 99 cents here dollar 99 there.
You're telling me you can make it less expensive for me how.
Well first of all the web is the platform so use you -- -- -- in your introduction.
This isn't really taking anybody on this is just opening up the -- just like we did ten years ago when we launch the first browser.
Rather than be controlled by one or two different half ecosystems.
You should be able to open the web and have anybody who develops for the web delivery -- out.
And so -- drive a whole host of innovation and a number of great apps from around the world that -- available today.
And so that's what we've launched today is a way to how those discovered and download it in our open -- marketplace.
Okay the open source Smart -- operating system it's called.
Collective -- boot to gecko.
GE CK I love group to get out where that come from what does that mean.
I love engineers in code named and I never argue with them because they have a -- the power.
But -- echo is an open source open web operating environment for mobile phones that'll allow us to deliver a Smartphone feature -- -- far reduce prices right around where feature phone would be today.
So it serves the parts of the world that simply can't afford a Smartphone or have access to them today UK -- your handset and carrier partners have you made that announcement yet I was looking.
Well we launched with Telefonica.
And we launched with Deutsche Telekom we also want -- Qualcomm who's gonna optimize for the chipset and we haven't yet announced -- handset partners but that's coming.
-- that is coming now there are 5151000.
Apple apps that are out there.
These application writers these guys who create this out there.
What are you seeing them come to you guys now I know it's a brand new announcement here but that's been part of the issue -- Blackberry and all of that they're no perhaps that are that are out there and meaningful not.
Well that's because everybody who's tried to.
Build something new has introduced a whole proprietary.
Way to develop for those applications which just double -- -- all right at all close of -- here.
Anybody that tries do -- against Google and -- today.
I just don't understand why you try that this is about open web apps so this opens up.
Development to every mobile -- web developer and there are millions of them today so.
Well there are many proprietary -- There are millions of web developers who are just dying to be able to create for the web and that's now possible.
How to what find -- scary once I have the phone that can do this what do I do just go on the web.
What do I search how to ISC -- need to know.
Well you'll go to open web App Store and they'll be others that provide on this is not we -- -- be proprietary.
And you'll be able to search and so what we launched a mobile world congress is an initiative to deliver this.
It will take the rest of this year to be able to bring it into full flight and to make it available for everybody.
Available to everybody which has always been the mission statement of Mozilla Firefox which of course is your browser -- good to see -- thank you very much.
I wanna track this keep us posted on how many apps sprout up around us.
I definitely well thank you it's good to see you you're welcome Gary Kovacs is the CEO of Mozilla he says he's not taking on apple and Google but you know what.
They are and and we welcome at all right open source makes it cheaper.
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