Mozilla to introduce new Firefox OS Smartphone in Australia

The Firefox web browser has come a long way since its introduction by Mozilla in 2004. With approximately 500 million users around the world in 89 languages, it has become one of the most popular open-source web browsers on the planet. And, on the heels of celebrating its tenth birthday, Firefox aims for another first of sorts with the introduction of its very own mobile operating system, Firefox OS.

What is Firefox OS?

The new Firefox OS was built on the HTML 5 platform with affordability and open-source in mind, the key ingredients for its browser’s success. And, just like the browser, the flexible and scalable operating system is keen on making it easy for users and mobile application developers to extend the Firefox OS experience.

The Firefox OS smartphone is entering the market as an ultra-low cost, entry-level mobile device. The ultra-low cost market is underserved and by offering a more affordable entry level full-featured smartphone device millions of people will be able to connect with the mobile web.

This will enable a whole new generation of users who will now have the ability to explore websites, connect with social media and share their images and experiences with the rest of the world.

Firefox Marketplace

For its initial launch with Cherry Mobile in the Philippines, Mozilla is partnering with Easy Taxi and other application developers who will be offering a wide variety of downloadable apps via the Firefox Marketplace.

Firefox OS Smartphone

The Cherry Mobile Ace that will be available in the Philippines is a multi-lingual Firefox OS smartphone featuring a 1 GHz processor, up to 16 GB memory, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Available Soon in Australia

A low cost ZTE Open C Firefox OS smartphone will soon be available in Australia and several European markets. It will sport a large 4.0” WVGA 480×800 pixel colour touch-screen, a 2.0 MP rear camera and 512 Mb RAM.

Additional Firefox OS smartphones will soon be introduced across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

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