Hello Firefox OS Enthusiasts. As you may know, Mozilla and Foxconn have announced at CES 2014 that they will be creating the first Firefox OS-based tablets.
The Mozilla developers have already received the Foxconn tablets, now being able to do real optimizations of Firefox OS on the Foxconn tablet. Via the Tablet Contribution Program, the Mozilla team will enable both the developers and the Firefox OS enthusiasts to test the Foxconn tablets and report bugs.
As a reminder, the Firefox OS Foxconn tablet has the following hardware specs:
- 10-inch 1280 x 800 display
- 1.0 GHz quad-core A31 processor (ARM Cortex A7)
- PowerVR SGX544MP2 graphics card with 3 GB of DDR3 RAM
- 2 GB of RAM
- 16 GB internal storage
- WiFi 802.11b/g/n
- support for MicroSD cards
- Micro USB port
- 7000 mAh battery
It looks like Firefox OS is doing quite well. For now, we know for sure that 2014 will bring ZTE Open C and ZTE Open II, the next two Firefox OS based smartphones developed by the Chinese manufacturer, a Firefox OS smartphone from Alcatel and the Geeksphone Revolution. Also, Mozilla and Foxconn are working together in order to release the first tablets using Firefox OS by default.
For those who don’t know yet, Firefox OS is a new Linux based mobile operating system, built by using the new HTML5 technology by the Mozilla developers. For now, it is used as default on smartphones with modest hardware specs, developed by LG, ZTE, Alcatel and Geeksphone.
While Firefox OS has been experimentally ported to the Google Nexus 7 tablet, Mozilla has teamed up with Foxconn and VIA Technologies, in order to release Firefox OS based tablets.