Mozilla Takes the Lid Off Firefox OS Developer Preview Smartphones

By Gizbot Bureau

    In April 2012, a Brazilian tech blog Ztop came out with a report stating that Mozilla and Telefonica will jointly launch the Open Web Devices platform to be integrated in mobile devices which will be launched on the Telefonica Vivo network during early 2013.

    Well, the rumors did come out to be true, as in a latest development, Mozilla has actually revealed the first Firefox OS developer preview phones, developed by Geeksphone in partnership with Telefonica.


    The platform is based on web apps and HTML5 offering developers complete access to core device APIs. Capabilities including calling, messaging, browsing and gaming - developed as HTML5 applications and are being executed via experiences based on the Firefox browser.

    Mozilla Takes the Lid Off Firefox OS Developer Preview Smartphones

    Reportedly, "Geeksphone has put together two devices, called Keon and Peak. Keon is the entry level model, with a 3.5-inch HVGA display, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, and a 3 megapixel rear-facing camera. It's got a 1580mAh battery."

    On the other hand, Peak handset is equipped with 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor inside, again paired with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. The display has been upgraded to 4.3 inches and qHD resolution, rear camera to 8 megapixels along with LED flash, a front-facing 2MP shooter and 1800mAh battery.

    Both Mozilla handsets also come with the support of UMTS, EDGE, GSM, and HSPA networks, 802.11N Wi-Fi connectivity, micro SD expansion, built-in GPS, proximity and light sensors.

    Meanwhile, reports have also suggested that both the smartphones will debut at Mobile World Congress 2013.

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