Mozilla unveils commercial version of Firefox OS and plans to promote its OS
Today, February 24th, the Mozilla Foundation staged a preview of the commercial version of Firefox OS, as well as talked about plans to promote this mobile operating system. This was done before the start of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but for MWC there is still something to tell, including the characteristics of the first devices based on Firefox OS (by the way, journalists managed to photograph the characteristics of one of the smartphones). So, the first wave of Firefox devices will appear in Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Venezuela. Other markets will also be involved, but after a while.
17 key carriers are working with the Mozilla Foundation to promote Firefox OS devices. These are América Móvil, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Hutchison Three Group, KDDI, KT, MegaFon, Qtel, SingTel, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia Group, Telefónica, Telenor, TMN and VimpelCom. In general, telecom operators expressed their full support for the Mozilla initiative, since the new OS is open, mutable, and free. Thanks to this, telecom operators will be able to adapt the OS for their needs without any problems, add software and services.
As for the hardware issue, that is, the production of devices based on Firefox OS, Mozilla works with Alcatel (TCL), LG and ZTE. At the same time, the first versions of devices are already ready, preliminary versions of which were demonstrated earlier. According to the developers, the devices will appeal to users because they will work quickly, providing full access to the Network, and integration with network applications. Actually, it is hardly possible to surprise anyone with such integration, but still the new OS can really attract all those who are fed up with the main mobile platforms, including iOS and Android.
The full text of the press release can be found here , where information is also available for each of the participants and partners of the Firefox OS project.
As for the first devices based on Firefox OS, the characteristics of one of them were photographed by an anonymous source that provided information to the Engadget resource.
Presumably, the “leak” in this case is no different from the similar “leaks” with the new devices from Apple and Samsung. One can only be surprised that no one has forgotten the new Firefox-smartphone in the bar.