Mozilla Reveals Firefox Phone: For Developers, Not Consumers

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Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox web browser has just announced two models of Firefox OS developer phones. Published Tuesday on the phone manufacture’s website, Geeksphone, some further information was laid out regarding availability, the new FF OS and how developers will have open-access to get busy working with them.

The “Developer Preview Phone” was created to test out the usability of the in-progress Firefox OS. Nicknamed the ‘Keon,’ the bright orange smartphone pushes some mediocre specs: 1GHz Snapdragon S1 CPU, one half GB of RAM, 4GB of microSD-expandable storage, WiFi and a 2G and 3G wireless functionality. So as you can see, not too desirable for the average media-guzzler — again, these are preview phones for software developers.

The white ‘Peak’ is the Fox’s more powerful developer preview device, with a 4.3-inch qHD IPS Multitouch screen versus ‘Keon’s’ 3.5-inch HVGA Multitouch, an 8MP flash camera versus the 3MP on ‘Keon,’ an 1800 mAh battery and running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.2Ghz x2 CPU.

Developers will receive over-the-air updates of Firefox OS, aiding in their software expeditions on the soon-released new system. These specs are minimal and although we’re most likely to see the Firefox OS on other manufacturer’s devices for consumers, it is exciting to see what the orange fox will bring to the market.

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