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Firefox demos mobile OS on ZTE hardware

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Sep 2012 19:08

Firefox demos mobile OS on ZTE hardware Earlier this summer, Mozilla announced its first mobile operating system, dubbed Firefox OS.
The company is looking to have the OS installed on low-end smartphones in Brazil starting in the Q1 2013. The OS itself is based on HTML5, which has quickly become the new coding standard for web sites and applications.

Until this week, Mozilla has only released an alpha version of the software for devs and shown some screenshots for potential consumers. A new video shows a full demo, including the features of the OS.

There isn't anything mind blowing, and the OS does appear to still be laggy, but for cheap phones aimed at a single market there is a chance at success.

Adds Mozila: "Due to the optimization of the platform for entry-level smartphones and the removal of unnecessary middleware layers, mobile operators will have the ability to offer richer experiences at a range of price points including at the low end of the smartphone price range, helping to drive adoption across developing markets."

Here is the video:

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