Mozilla Prepares to Launch First Firefox OS Smartphones
Published on: 1st Jul 2013
By: Ian Mansfield
Mozilla has announced that phased launches of the first Firefox based smartphones will take place shortly with launches by both Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica.
The first two Firefox smartphones to be released will be the Alcatel One Touch Fire and the ZTE Open. Firefox OS has signed up 20 hardware and operator partners around the world.
Firefox OS includes built-in social features with Facebook and Twitter, Nokia's HERE Maps with offline capabilities, the Firefox web browser, and its own app store.
"The launch of Firefox OS marks an incredibly exciting time for the Web. Firefox OS powers the first smartphones built entirely on Web technologies and will stimulate an inspiring new wave of innovation for the Web," says Jay Sullivan, Mozilla Chief Operating Officer.
Telenor will launch their first Firefox OS phones in Central and Eastern Europe later this year. Firefox OS phones will launch in more markets later this year.