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Mozilla Announces Firefox OS Smartphones For Developers


Spanish startup GeeksPhone and Mozilla have revealed the first smartphones powered by the Firefox OS, with the devices intended for developers as opposed to mainstream consumers.

The two 3G handsets are the lower-end Keon (pictured on the left) and higher-end Peak. The former sports a 1GHz Qualcom Snapdragon S1 processor, 3.5-inch screen, 1,580mAh battery and a 3-megapixel camera.

The higher-end Peak, meanwhile, features a a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 4.3-inch screen, 1,800mAh battery and an 8-megapixel camera.

Both devices also houses 4 GB of ROM, 512 MB of RAM, a MicroSD slot, 802.11n wireless networking, light and proximity sensors, GPS, an accelerometer, as well as a camera flash.

Mozilla has previously urged developers to create apps for the Firefox mobile OS, which can turn websites into applications. Elsewhere, ZTE is rumored to be developing the first official Firefox smartphone.

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  • cknobman
    To late Mozilla 2009 happened 4 years ago.
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  • these specs are ridiculously outdated imo, 1GB RAM is a necessity if they wish to compete in a mid-high end range, the processor isnt too bad I guess, providing thats a dual core right?
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  • You know Mozilla is developing the OS not the hardware, the hardware is an issue of handset makers, what Mozilla is after is the OS
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  • olaf
    What if the os does't req so high a resources as android ? the Alpha awailable for my S2 is uber fast ...
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  • g-unit1111
    This is a good example of too little too late. There's already iOS, Android X.XX, Windows Phone 7, WebOS (defunct), Kindle OS, Nook OS, and I've heard of versions of Ubuntu for Smart Phones, and now Mozilla is developing an OS. Last thing we need is another OS with more apps to buy. :ange:
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  • olaf
    g-unit1111This is a good example of too little too late. There's already iOS, Android X.XX, Windows Phone 7, WebOS (defunct), Kindle OS, Nook OS, and I've heard of versions of Ubuntu for Smart Phones, and now Mozilla is developing an OS. Last thing we need is another OS with more apps to buy.
    sorry to burst your bubble but the NOOK and the Kindle ( except eink) use various versions of Android ... oh and there will be an Ubuntu for mobile phones made prolly just peeve you off :D
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  • jerm1027
    wozza365these specs are ridiculously outdated imo, 1GB RAM is a necessity if they wish to compete in a mid-high end range, the processor isnt too bad I guess, providing thats a dual core right?One of those people... There isn't such a thing as bad hardware, just bad price. If the low-end model sells for $100 or so (w/o contract), then those are good specs. Also, we don't what Mozilla's OS needs in terms of resources, but it's likely it's significantly less than Android.
    As for the high end phone, it's using the Snapdragon S4, which ranges from dual-core A5's to their custom quad-core Krait; so yes, it's at least dual-core.
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  • sun-devil99
    Also consider right now these phones are being made for developmental purposes and may not be targeted for US consumers. I can see the demand for lower priced phones without all the bells & whistles that some of these other phones that cost as much as a monthly car or rent payment have.
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  • redeemer
    Wow too many Spec huggers here! As long as the OS is polished and optimized it will be fast and fluid, just look @ iOS!
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  • neblogai
    The most important here is that Firefox is opensource. Others will gather your information- like Google or Microsoft, and also restrict you like Kindle and Apple. Firefox is open, and serves only the user, so as long as the new OS is fast and stable- it will definitely be my first choice for mobile devices. Expect it to attract a community of modders, which will make it even better and more customizable.
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