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Firefox OS availability

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Mozilla has released new details about the availability of Firefox OS devices. Just before the start of the Mobile World Congress Mozilla they released a list of telecom operators, hardware manufacturers and the countries where smartphones running OS Firefox will initially be available. Some of the companies listed have already announced they have started development of smartphones with this OS. Among those listed are Samsung, LG and ZTE, and later this year they should be joined by Huawei. All these producers will make their models based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon mobile processors.

As for availability, Firefox OS devices will be initially available in the markets of Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Venezuela. 17 mobile operators in these countries have already announced support for Firefox OS, or the availability of such devices in their offer. These are America Movil, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Hutchison Three Group, KDDI, KT, MegaFon, Qtel, SingTel, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telenor, VimpelCom and TMN.

According to Mozilla’s announcement, in the "first wave" of presenting the Firefox OS devices during the middle of this year they will be offered at America Movila, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica and Telenor, while others should present their models to the end of 2013.

[Ed – With Ubuntu for tablets and phones and now Firefox OS it looks like Apple and Google are going to get some solid competition in the phone arena. Of course there will not be a major impact to them for a couple of years (as many as three), but just as we saw when Android hit the market people will potentially want a new OS on their phones now that both iOS and Android are getting a tad stale. ]

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