Firefox OS for mobile!
The first smartphones running Firefox OS is slated to be released in the first half of 2013. It will first be released in South America, and will later come to Asian and European markets. ZTE confirmed at CES 2013 that they will ship a smartphone with the OS.
Comparisons with other mobile OSes
When interviewed, Mozilla’s Director of Research Andreas Gal characterised the current set of mobile OS pages as "walled gardens"and presented Firefox OS as more accessible: "We use completely open standards and there’s no proprietary software or technology involved." Gal also made the point that because the software stack is entirely HTML5 there is already a large number of established developers.
Other commentators have described it as an "idealistic thought experiment" and suggested that it will be difficult for Firefox OS to make headway in a crowded market.
Firefox OS will produce an implementation of these new Web standards to free mobile platforms from the encumbrances of the rules and restrictions of existing proprietary platforms.
Freedom from proprietary mobile platforms
We’re collaborating with OEMs and carriers directly, giving them more influence to meet the specific needs of their users and market. Users and developers aren’t locked in to one platform, so they can access their info and use apps across multiple devices.
Opportunities for developers
Using HTML5 and the new Mozilla-proposed standard APIs, developers everywhere will be able to create amazing experiences and apps. Developers will no longer need to learn and develop against platform-specific native APIs.
The prototype devices:
Mozilla Corp., the creators of the open-source Firefox Web browser, have unveiled the first prototype smartphones that Web developers will be able to use to test applications designed to run on the organization’s forthcoming Firefox OS mobile phone software.
The two devices, known as the Keon model and the Peak model, will be produced by Geeksphone in partnership with Telefonica, according to a blog post written by Stormy Peters, Mozilla’s director of Websites and developer engagement.
Mozilla is looking to make the two devices available to Web developers in February. The organization is working with several device manufacturers to create the final phones which will be made available to consumers. Mozilla has not publicly stated when the first Firefox OS phones will be made available to consumers.
The Keon model
- CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 1Ghz
- UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA)
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE)
- Screen 3.5″ HVGA Multitouch
- 3 MP Camera
- 4GB ROM, 512 MB RAM
- MicroSD, Wifi N, Light and proxmity Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB
- 1580 mAh battery
- Over the air updates
- Unlocked, add your own SIM card
The Peak model
- CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.2Ghz x2.
- UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA).
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE).
- Screen 4.3″ qHD IPS Multitouch.
- Camera 8 MP (back) + 2 MP (front).
- 4 GB (ROM) and 512 (RAM).
- MicroSD, Wifi N, Light and proxmity Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB, Flash (camera).
- Battery 1800 mAh.
Source : Wikipedia, Mozilla.org, Gizmodo.
Koen model ta ki?eta ny ndroid supported device e cholbe?
Nope, it only supports FIREFOX OS. It's a prototype built by Mozilla.
That looks very much like an iphone without the 4g
looks good, dekha jaak ki hoy
This is what I'm waiting for. Ubuntu for phones.
This firefox's out look is kinda same as banglalink orange logo and in near future banglalink may sponsor this phone in bangladesh XD
that home screen looks like an ios ripoff ....anyway how much of an innovation/newness are you guys getting off on this?? will this be able to stand up to the current heat of the competition,I think not ....or I maybe I'd just spoke too soon
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