Mozilla launches Firefox smartphone

9th January 2013 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

New Delhi, India, January 08, 2013: Mozilla has given a glimpse of its Firefox mobile operating system on a prototype smartphone at CES 2013. Mozilla has said that it is just two weeks from completion. The company is targeting the low-end smartphone market with the Firefox operating system. All Firefox smartphones will have a maximum of a single-core 800MHz processor at the launch. The user interface is similar to Android with the only exception that Firefox is totally HTML 5 based.

HTML 5 based operating system means that most of the Firefox applications would be simply websites. Mozilla has plans to include a well stocked app store. Users can also look out for apps through a built-in search engine.

Alcatel One Touch and ZTE, have been selected to make Firefox OS devices using Snapdragon chips from Qualcomm. It is expected that the first lot of devices will be launched in Brazil in early 2013 through Spain-based telecom, Telefónica. The technical specifications of the smartphone is still not available and we will have to wait a bit longer to know more of the Firefox phone.

Major telecom companies, including Deutsche Telekom and Sprint, will support a new Firefox smartphone platform.

Fared Adib, Sprint’s product chief, said in a PC World report, ”Firefox Mobile OS can help us drive an HTML5-based platform for creating lower cost smartphone options for prepaid, postpaid and wholesale customers.”











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