Hello Firefox OS Enthusiasts. Telenor, a big Norwegian mobile operator is launching Firefox based smartphones in three new countries: Serbia, Hungary and Montenegro.
While Alcatel One Touch Fire has been officially announced in Serbia, we don’t know which Firefox OS devices will be released in the Hungary and Montenegro. T-Mobile has also released Alcatel One Touch Fire in Hungary, a while ago. Telenor aims to release more Firefox OS devices in the Centrals and Easters Europe in February, 2014 and Asia after that.
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. The next Firefox OS based phone will be Huawei Ascend Y300II, which has better hardware specs than all the existing smartphones using Mozilla’s OS. It has been also ported experimentally on the Google Nexus 7 tablet, but there are some apps that don’t work yet.
Also, there are rumors that Tizen and Firefox OS will unify, in order to have more chances to become important Android and iOS competitors.