ZTE to launch Firefox OS phones
The 1st smartphone running Mozilla’s Firefox OS is in line to arrive in the next few months. ZTE, one of China’s most prominent handset makers, plans to roll out low cost smartphones build on Firefox OS. Currently the company sells phones with Android, Windows Phone OS and the company also says it will unveil Windows Phone 8-based smartphones later this year or early next.
The goal is to eliminate roadblocks for users and developers by placing applications in the cloud.
Mozilla wants to bring its HTML-5 powered platform to life. ZTE is, nonetheless, the 4th leading producer of mobile phones in the world. It’s a significant win for Mozilla, then, that ZTE has signed on to build Firefox OS Phones.
Brazil is expected to be the first country to get them.