Hello Firefox OS Enthusiasts. As I have previously written, Mozilla teamed up with Foxconn and VIA Technologies, in order to create the first Firefox OS powered tablets.
It looks like everything is settled. Foxconn has already sent a bunch of tablets to the Mozilla developers, in order to allow them to make proper optimizations for Firefox OS for tablets.
For now, we know that the Foxconn tablets have 10-inch 1280 x 800 displays, 1.0 GHz quad-core A31 processor (ARM Cortex A7) and a PowerVR SGX544MP2 graphics card with 3 GB of DDR3 RAM, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB internal storage, and WiFi 802.11b/g/n, support for MicroSD cards, Micro USB port, GPS, Bluetooth and a 7000 mAh battery.low-end devices and most likely will be running with Firefox OS 1.3, which is scheduled for release in March, 2014.
Most likely the tablets are for developing purposes only and maybe they won’t be for sale, at all. More information to be announced.
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.
Also, there are rumors that Tizen and Firefox OS will unify, in order to have more chances to become important Android and iOS competitors.