Mozilla has announced that the first Firefox OS phone, the ZTE Open is coming out for general availability tomorrow, July 2.
The ZTE Open will feature a single-core Qualcomm MSM7225A processor, 3.5″ HVGA (480 x 320) screen, GPS, accelerometer, WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, 3.2MP back camera and FM radio.
Given this specs, the phone, as well as Firefox OS are initially aiming to users who not currently have a smartphone and want to jump to the mobile web at a low cost. At €69, including a 4GB SD card and €30 in Movistar credit, the Open is very well positioned for this market. Continue reading Firefox OS hits the market tomorrow
With just days ahead of Firefox OS official launch in mobile markets, it has already made an interesting debut in a periodic survey conducted by IDC and platform developer Appcelerator.
When asked what mobile platforms they are interested in developing for, 25% of mobile developers mentioned Firefox OS. While it is of course small compared to 95% interest for iOS and Android, it is not bad at all for a yet-to-be-launched new OS.
Interestingly, the survey also shows 35% of developers are interested in HTML5 mobile apps which is Firefox OS’s platform suggesting great interest in creating platform independent, standard based applications that requires one and only one development and distribution effort.