On Mozilla’s official blog, the company detailed its upcoming mobile operating system in a host of stunning images that give us a sneak peek into what the UI will look like and what it initially has to offer.
Mozilla officially launched their Firefox OS at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2012. Despite this, progress on the platform seems to be running at a slow pace since we only got to see a little bit here and there throughout the past months.
What’s known about the OS is that it will be based strictly on HTML5 web standards. We also know that it will be open-source in nature, which means its code will be available to manufacturers just like Android.
Back in Mobile World Congress 2012, a demo of the Firefox OS was featured running on a Samsung Galaxy S2. The initial demo looked impressive. However, based on the images posted on Mozilla’s blog, we can see that it has come a long way since then.
Here, take a look at the images posted in Mozilla’s blog:
So when do we get to see the Firefox OS in action? Confirmed by ZTE, the Chinese company will begin to launch smartphones powered by the Firefox OS within the first quarter of next year. so we don’t have to wait too long to get to see the platform working on hardware.
Now that we know who will be building the hardware for Mozilla’s Firefox OS, what kind of hardware should we expect sitting within the smartphones? Speaking at MWC 2012, Mozilla said that is working together with Qualcomm. This means that Firefox-powered handsets are likely to sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 chipsets just like the Nokia Lumia 920. This suggests that the smartphones may support 4G LTE.
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