ZTE are presently engaged on a smartphone operating on Mozilla's Firefox OS which will launch throughout Europe this year.
[Firefox OS Smartphone]- The data was revealed by ZTE's US CEO at this years CES 2013 , which befell in Las Vegas and was reported by Bloomberg. Apparently, the Chinese producer are already working with a European operator to develop the smartphone.
Beforehand, we reported that ZTE have been working with Telefonica so it is quite possible we'll see a ZTE smartphone working on Firefox OS launching on O2 within the UK. The one different detail now we have about ZTE's potential Firefox Mobile is that it will characteristic a Snapdragon processor.
Firefox OS is an open-source working system aimed toward offering a substitute for Android. Mozilla's operating system will probably be used on inexpensive smartphones and permits HTML5 to access a tool's capabilities.
Many manufacturers are currently seeking to minimize their reliance on Google's Android platform in concern that Google may cut help long-time period in favour of its personal hardware. Firefox OS gives one alternative and with Mozilla's expertise in the cellular market with Firefox it could nicely prove successful.
The major problem new working techniques face is building up an installed user-base which in flip promotes builders to produce applications for the smartphone. Apple's iOS and Google's Android already have an enormous software base and that may be a huge barrier to entry for brand new OS's.
As soon as 3G hear more about either the Firefox OS or ZTE's Firefox Cellular you will be the primary to know !