Mozilla shows off Firefox OS powered smartphones

Written by Tushar. Posted in News

With its focus on low end markets Mozilla launched two smartphones powered by its open source product Firefox OS. Mozilla has partnership with Spanish company called “GeeksPhone” and Spanish telecommunications provider “Telefonica”.


Mozilla unveiled two 3G smartphones, Keon and Peak powered by its Firefox OS. Primarily the two phones are for developer preview enabling to improve the capabilities of OS and also develop apps.

The Firefox OS powered “Keon” model is a bit lower end and its features are,

  • 3.5 inch HVGA Display
  • single-core 1GHz Snapdragon S1 processor
  • 4GB ROM and 512 MB RAM
  • 3 mega-pixel camera on rear
  • 1580 mAh battery

The other model “Peak” is a bit high end in terms of features, the smartphone will have the following specs,

  • 4.3 inch qHD IPS Display
  • dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 processor
  • 4GB ROM and 512MB RAM
  • 8 mega-pixel camera on its rear and 2 mega-pixel front facing camera
  • 1800 mAh battery

Mozilla’s Firefox OS is an open source operating system and is built on Mozilla’s “Boot to Gecko Project”. The design of the OS allows the HTML 5 applications to integrate directly to device  hardware using javascript.

Mozilla plans to launch the first Firefox OS powered smartphones commercially later this year in Brazil through its Telefonica’s commercial brand, Vivo.

Mozilla created sensation with its open source project like Firefox browser and its all set to hit the smartphone market with another platform.

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