Firefox Operating System: Firefox and Geeksphone Launch New Smartphones


Firefox Smartphones


Mozilla, the organisation that revamped Netscape into a worldwide open browser called Firefox is now stepping into the smartphone universe. Along with its motto to make the world free, the Firefox phones are about to hot the market soon. For now, the developer preview phones are available to have a peek at it.

Open Everything

Mozilla says that the Firefox smartphones are more concentrated on providing a better OS platform for developers to create their own HTML based apps and make it accessible free and open to the entire world. Indeed, the operating platform itself is based on HTML5 web programming language. This statement will make the programmers to feel like a happy-go-lucky guy, if he has been waiting for using HTML5 in an entirely different way, to create apps for this smartphone.

Keon and Peak

Keon: Low-end Phone

CPUQualcomm Snapdragon S1 7225AB 1Ghz
UMTS2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA)
GSM850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE)
Screen3.5″ HVGA Multitouch
Camera3 MP
Memory4 GB (ROM) and 512 (RAM)
Storage and FeaturesMicroSD, Light & Prox. Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS
ConnectivityMicroUSB, Wifi N
Battery1580 mAh

Peak: High-end Phone

CPUQualcomm Snapdragon S4 8225 1.2Ghz x2
UMTS2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA)
GSM850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE)
Screen4.3″ qHD IPS Multitouch
Camera8 MP (back) + 2 MP (front)
Memory4 GB (ROM) and 512 (RAM)
Storage and FeaturesMicroSD, Light & Prox. Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS
ConnectivityMicroUSB, Wifi N
Battery1800 mAh

If you are so interested in peeking in the Firefox OS you can try out it in different ways. Any developer can buy the developer preview version of the Firefox smartphone and explore it. If you are an android user, you can download the android marketplace here. Else, users can also run a web based Firefox OS simulator to test their apps on the desktop. The Firefox OS can also be installed on your hardware from here.
As there are more smartphones on the list to be released in 2013, Firefox phone might have to transform into a ninja to make its mark in the smartphone universe.
Drop your comments about your Firefox OS experience.

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This post was first published on January 23, 2013.


Karthikeyan KC

Aeronautical engineer, dev, science fiction author, gamer, and an explorer. I am the creator of Geekswipe. I love writing about physics, aerospace, astronomy, and python. I created Swyde. Currently working on Arclind Mindspace.

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