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Telstra eyes Firefox OS and Ubuntu

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Telstra is working closely with Mozilla and the Canonical Carrier Advisory Group for Ubuntu to examine potential new operating systems for its mobile devices.

The Australian telecommunications giant, which boasts more than 14.4 million active mobile subscribers on its network, revealed to ZDNet today that the company had been looking at emerging technology and mobile operating systems, with a keen focus on FireFox OS and Ubuntu.

"In recent months, we have been working with the industry to evaluate new mobile operating systems currently being developed. This ensures that we stay at the forefront of new technology developments, and continue to provide our customers with the best of what the market has to offer," David Powell, Telstra's general manager Device Experience said.

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