9 Oct 2013

Firefox OS Smartphones Headed To More Countries

Just weeks after the release of the first Firefox OS devices, the ZTE Open and the Alcatel OneTouch, Mozilla has announced today plans to roll out more Firefox OS smartphones in more markets around the world.

Firefox OS devices differ from most other smartphones as they are built using an open source platform based largely around HTML5. Mozilla, creator of the platform, has said that devices that run the software will be particularly targeted at emerging markets.

Firefox OS phones are currently available in Spain, Colombia and Venezuela via Telefonica, while it is sold in Poland through Deutsche Telekom. Telefonica will launch the devices in three more Latin American markets in Q4 2013, while Deutsche Telecom is starting sales for its customers in Germany, and is bringing the first devices to Greece and Hungary soon. Mozilla notes that Telenor has also confirmed plans to roll out the phones in Hungary, Serbia and Montenegro by the end of this year.

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