Mozilla announces new partners, markets and a new Firefox OS smartphone.
During the Mobile World Congress, Mozilla announced bodied novelty for its mobile platform, Firefox OS. Firefox OS is a platform that extends from your smartphone cheapest in the world to televisions Ultra HD 4K, so we summarize the message of opening of Gong Li, president of Mozilla, during the press conference of the company at MWC 2015 in Barcelona. The company does not stop there and announces a series of innovations to the ecosystem owner.
Thanks to a collaboration between Mozilla, KDDI, LG U+, Telefonica and Verizon, the operating system will be available ” on a new line of mobile phones intuitive and easy to use. ” The new range will be launched in 2016 and will be composed of devices from different form factors, such as cell phones clamshell, slider and slate, with the aim of combining the simplicity of a basic phone with more advanced features.
Firefox OS also reach new markets thanks to the renewed collaboration with Orange and thanks to the new smartphone Klif, produced by Alcatel and sold at $ 35 with a bundle of traffic data, voice and text. The device will be offered exclusively Orange in 13 markets: Egypt, Senegal, Tunisia, Cameroon, Botswana, Madagascar, Mali, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Niger, Kenya, Mauritius and Vanuatu.
Klif is naturally a device limited in terms of technical features, necessary choice to maintain prices at a price threshold as low as possible. With HVGA 3.5 “, a dual-core 1GHz unspecified, 256 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM (expandable), it is clear that Orange Klif is a device aimed at the needs of Western markets. Supports 3G network connectivity up to 21 Mbps, and also has a 2 MP camera. The battery is 1,300 mAh.
Firefox OS will be available at major operators in 40 countries by 2016, with a line-up consisting of a total of 17 smartphone.