Hello Firefox OS Enthusiasts. As a reminder, ZTE Open was the first low-entry Firefox OS-based smartphone, released over an year ago.
Last week, the ZTE developers have announced at CES 2014 Las Vegas that they will release two new Firefox OS-based smartphones, called ZTE Open C and ZTE Open II.
A partial specification list of the ZTE Open C smartphone has been leaked to the press, but the officials did not confirm anything yet.
- 1.2 GHz Dual Core Cortex A7, Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 (model 8610) processor
- Adreno 302 GPU
- WXGA: 1280 x 768 screen resolution
- Camera: 5MP/8MP
- Video Recording: 720p @30fps
- RAM: DDR2
- Most likely, it will be released with Firefox OS
For now, information about the battery, internal storage and the device’s amount of RAM memory is still unknown, but this is irrelevant, since Firefox OS 1.3 has been specially optimized for low-end smartphones.
It looks like Firefox OS is doing quite well. For now, we know for sure that 2014 will bring Geeksphone Revolution., yet another Firefox OS based smartphone from the Spanish phone manufacturer and one Firefox OS based smartphone from Alcatel. 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.