What is Firefox OS? Things you need to know about

At its Mobile World Congress press conference, Mozilla has revealed some final details on the much-awaited Firefox Operating System. Developed by Mozilla, the next-gen Firefox OS is all set to become a key player in the mobile phone market, which is presently being dominated by Android and iOS. The all new OS, for smartphones and tablet computers, supports HTML5 and open web technologies, and so it would be much easier for developers to create and port their apps to the Firefox OS. Eventually, this means the Firefox OS consumers will get access to a wide range of useful applications and features. Moreover, Mozilla has also partnered with popular app developers such as Twitter, Facebook, Airbnb, AccuWeather, Cut the Rope, Box, Disney Mobile Games, MTV Brasil, EA games, SoundCloud, Terra, etc.

What is Firefox OS? Things you need to know about

Mozilla has also published some details of the first smartphones that will run Firefox OS. Right now, Mozilla has disclosed only two handsets that will run on Firefox, dubbed as ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire. Exact prices of the handsets have not been announced yet, but Mozilla has confirmed that they would be budget-friendly feature phones and will be available unlocked. Moreover, in the near future, companies like LG and Huawei are expected to make announcements regarding their Firefox handsets. Around 18 carriers worldwide including China Unicom, America Movil, Etisalat, Deutsche Telekom, Hutchison Three Group, KT, KDDI, Qtel, MegaFon, Smart, Sprint, SingTel, Telecom Italia Group, Telenor, Telefónica, TMN, and VimpelCom have committed to launch smartphones featuring firefox OS. According to the current information, all handsets running Firefox OS will sport Qualcomm processors.

In addition, Mozilla has assured that the first Firefox OS smartphones will be made available to buy starting from the month of June of this year. Plus, the first countries to get these long-awaited handsets are Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Hungary, Montenegro, Spain, Poland, Serbia and Venezuela. Unfortunately, the handsets will be launched in the US market only by next year i.e. 2014.

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