Mozilla is about to enter the market with its very own mobile operating system which could pose some serious threats to Google’s Android platform and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8. The company is getting ready to release the new operating system and have just announced the release of its FireFox Smartphone designed specially for developers.
The new FireFox smartphone comes equipped with a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen display and powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor which is accompanied by 512MB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage space. The specifications are entry-level, which is understandable since its sole purpose is to run the new mobile operating system from Mozilla. In addition to the entry-level specs noted above, it also comes with a 3-megapixel camera and also wireless connectivity options.
The Mozilla Firefox OS is based on open standards and is open source meaning that developers are in full control of their applications and methods of distribution. The mobile operating system is still basic at the moment, but Mozilla says that it will continually update with over-the-air updates. No pricing details for the developers smartphone has been revealed, but we will keep you guys updated.
Update: This FireFox Smartphone has been identified as the Geekphone Keon, which is one of the two smartphones developed by Geekphone for Firefox developers. There’s also another Firefox Smartphone that goes by the name Geekphone Peak with more advanced features.