ZTE Aiming To Launch Firefox OS Smartphone In Q1 2013

Posted on Sep 19 2012 - 11:10am by Editorial Staff

Mozilla Smartphone Mozilla Bringing Firefox OS In 2013, Sprint And Others To Follow

A fresh piece of news from both The Wall Street Journal and Reuters confirmed that ZTE in partnership with Mozilla bringing a handset running Firefox OS in the first quarter of next year. According to ZTE spokesperson David Dai Shu, the company is working with “a regional telecom carrier outside of China.” He added, “It’s all part of our wider plans to create a better balance of products using various operating systems. We won’t just rely on Android or Windows.”

The company is also looking into Web-based operating system, but having no immediate plans to support those developed on the likes of Chinese internet firms like Baidu and Alibaba. On ZTE’s phone, the majority run on Android, while its ‘Tania’ series runs on Windows. Back in July, Mozilla said leading operators Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefonica and Telenor are backing the open Firefox OS while the first devices featuring Firefox OS have to be manufactured by TCL Communication Technology (Alcatel) and ZTE. With reports from publications, the newly operating system device on the way.

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