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Geeksphone Intros Firefox OS Developer Phones

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Jan 22, 2013, 8:39 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Geeksphone today announced two preview devices for Mozilla's Firefox operating system that are meant chiefly for application developers. The devices, called the Keon and the Peak, run the latest version of Firefox OS (previously known to as Boot-to-Gecko). Firefox OS is an open mobile platform based on Linux and HTML5. It uses web standards to run apps in lieu of a traditional operating system. Mozilla is giving Firefox OS to carriers and handset makers for free as a low-cost alternative to mainstream smartphone platforms.

The devices will receive over-the-air updates so developers will always be working with the latest version of the operating system. Pricing for the devices has not been revealed, but they will be available directly from Geeksphone beginning next month. Mozilla has won support from a number of companies for Firefox OS. Both ZTE and Alcatel have committed to launching Firefox OS devices early this year, and Sprint said it would be interested in selling Firefox OS-based devices when they become available.

more info at Geeksphone »
more info at Engadget »



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