SAN FRANCISCO : In the line of popular mobile operating systems like Apple iOS and Google Android, Mozilla Foundation exposed two preview smartphones based on its newly developed open source mobile operating system called Firefox OS. Mozilla is inviting developers from smartphone and tablet industry to try its new open-source mobile operating system.

The two preview smartphones were developed by Spanish-manufacturer GeeksPhone in collaboration with Spanish-carrier Telefonica. Both smartphones are based on Qualcomm Snapdragon Chips and are named Keon and Peak with screen size 3.5 Inch and 4.3 Inch respectively.

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Firefox OS by Mozilla Foundation

Firefox OS by Mozilla Foundation

Firefox OS is being seen as a direct competitor to Apple iOS and Google Android. This is a major plunge of the non-profit organization Mozilla into the world of mobile operating systems.

Apps on Firefox OS

Apps on Firefox OS

Gracious lady Stormy Peters (Head of Websites and Developer Engagement, Mozilla) declared in a blog post :

Stormy Peters
This week we are announcing our new Firefox OS developer preview phones because we believe that developers will help bring the power of the web to mobile. If you’re a developer interested in web technologies and mobile, now is the time to try out Firefox OS. The operating system is an effort to keep the Web open and help make sure the power of the web is available to everyone, even on mobile devices.

By using the open platform, you’re not locked in to a vendor-controlled ecosystem. You can distribute your app through the Firefox Marketplace, your own website, or any other store based on Mozilla’s open app store technology.


Firefox OS earlier named as Boot to Gecko (B2G) Project, will feature in less expensive smartphones than iPhone and Android, while providing similar user experiences.