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Mozilla unveils Firefox OS plans including $25 smartphone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Feb 2014 22:05 User comments (2)

Mozilla unveils Firefox OS plans including $25 smartphone Speaking at the Mobile World Congress event in Spain today, Mozilla outlined its plans for the fledgling Firefox OS which includes the future of the operating system: a $25 smartphone aimed at the billions that cannot afford iPhones and Android phones and still have feature phones.
Mozilla has partnered with Chinese semi designer Spreadtrum who has already developed three chipsets built around the low-end ARM Cortex A5 processor.

Additionally, the amount of Firefox OS handsets on the market will expand significantly this year. Alcatel and ZTE currently offer one device each but both will launch two more this year. Huawei will also release their first Firefox OS device this year, as well. Alcatel's upcoming One Touch Fire S will have the highest specs, a 1.2GHz quad core processor and a 4.5 inch 960540 screen. Most of the other devices will be low-end dual-core processors with displays under 4 inches.

Finally, there will be a couple of new reference tablets for the OS including a 7-inch VIA device, a 10-inch Foxconn design, and Alcatel is also building te One Touch Fire 7, with a 7 inch 960540 screen and 1.2GHz dual core processor.

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2 user comments

123.2.2014 22:45

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Most of the other devices will be low-end dual-core processors with displays under 4 inches.

That's all I really want!

It's not really a matter of what I can afford either but I don't want to pay for time wasting stuff that I don't really use.


PS: If I need to kill time out and about I take a book!



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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Feb 2014 @ 22:48

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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226.2.2014 1:22

Just to add...

I doubt this will get to Oz :(



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This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Feb 2014 @ 1:25

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

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