Mozilla the Browser launches two Firefox OS developer preview phones, focus on Low end phones

Firefox PhonesMozilla the browser maker has unveiled two developer preview phones for Firefox OS in partnership with Spanish startup Geeksphone, which is building the phones, and Telefonica.This is quite interesting as everyone is trying to focus on high end phones and this is quite refressing.

Mozilla is placing the spotlight mostly on the less-powerful Keon . It features a small 3.5-inch screen, a 1GHz processor, 4GB of storage, and 512MB of RAM. With those specs, the Keon would barely even cut it as a cheap Android phone in the U.S. today. But in Brazil, where Mozilla is debuting Firefox OS phones later this year, it’s representative of devices that many consumers can actually afford.

firefox os dev phone peakOn the slightly more powerful end, Geeksphone is also working on a developer preview phone called Peak (right). It sports a 4.3-inch screen, 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, and a much better camera than the Keon.

These phones are aimed to get developers comfortable with Firefox OS and its complete reliance on open web standards, which is Mozilla’s big selling point for the platform. Apps for Firefox OS are built entirely in HTML5 but will have the same sort of functionality as native apps on iOS and Android. That means the apps will be easy to build, even for amateur developers.

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