Mozilla unveils open source Firefox smartphone

There was a time, not too long ago, when Firefox was the cool, open source Web browser seemingly poised to usher in a new age of Internet innovation. But after years of buggy releases and the rise of Chrome, Firefox has fallen out a bit out of favor with some users. Now, a new smartphone project could bring Firefox back into the spotlight.

Spain-based GeeksPhone and Mozilla, in partnership with Spanish wireless company Telefonica, have unveiled a developer preview smartphone that uses the Firefox OS. The smartphone features a 3.5-inch screen, a 3-megapixel camera, a 1GHz Snapdragon S1 CPU, MicroUSB and MicroSD ports, over the air updates, and comes unlocked, allowing users to add their own SIM cards. The idea behind the operating system and device is to offer a smartphone that uses the Web, via HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS, as its native environment.

So far, there's no mention of pricing, but the phones are expected to be available to Firefox OS developers sometime in February. You can take a peek at the Firefox OS in the video below.

Via Mozilla

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