Mozilla has announced it’s Firefox OS at MWC 2013, an alternative smartphone mobile operating system developed by Mozilla that is build around open web standards like HTML5. Mozilla showed the first build of smartphone OS running in devices from ZTE and Alcatel. Mozilla also highlighted the carrier support it received for it’s OS.
The first smartphones running Firefox OS will be available by mid-year all running Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile processors. The first devices will come from Alcatel, LG and ZTE followed by Huawei later in the year. Alcatel and ZTE already announced their devices running Firefox OS at MWC 2013. According to Mozilla the first wave of Firefox OS will be available in Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Venezuela, additional markets will be announced at a later date.
According to Mozilla 17 operators are supporting the Firefox OS currently with more to support in the future. The 17 key operators include América Móvil, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Hutchison Three Group, KDDI, KT, MegaFon, Qtel, SingTel, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia Group, Telefónica, Telenor, TMN and VimpelCom.
Firefox OS promises a dynmic, rich and open smartphone experience to consumers with easy access to everything on the web, including Facebook and twitter. It also made strategic partnerships with content and service partners to support the Firefox OS.