Mozilla announced today that new launches of Firefox OS smartphones will begin soon with more devices and in more markets around the world. This news follows the successful launches of the first Firefox OS smartphones – Mozilla launched the first Firefox OS smartphones, the ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire, in July 2013. These devices are available from Telefonica in Spain, Colombia and Venezuela, as well as Deutsche Telekom in Poland.
Discussing the success of the Firefox OS device in Spain, Colombia and Venezuela and the strong consumer appetite for a great value and open smartphone offer, Yotam Ben-Ami, Director of Open Web Devices at Telefónica, said “We now look forward to bringing the benefits of Firefox OS to our customers in Brazil and three other Latin America markets during Q4 2013″.
Thomas Kiessling, Chief Product and Innovation Officer at Deutsche Telekom, said, “…We are now excited about the upcoming sales start for our congstar customers in Germany. And we will bring the first devices to Greece and Hungary soon.” Telenor also confirmed plans to launch Firefox OS phones in Hungary, Serbia and Montenegro before the end of the year.
The new Firefox OS phones will have the latest version of the operating system (1.1), which brings performance improvements and features such as MMS support. Existing Firefox OS phones will get the upgrade to the new version soon.
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