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