Mozilla launches Firefox OS at Mobile World Congress 2013

Written by Chaitanya Gudipaty | Pranay Parab | New Delhi | Updated: Feb 26 2013, 01:51am hrs
Firefox OS: Mozilla, the non-profit organisation behind Firefox web browser, launched its operating system at Mobile World Congress 2013 on Monday.

Firefox OS is built on HTML, is targeted at low-end hardware and Firefox OS devices will be available from July 2013. Among manufacturers planning to ship Firefox OS devices are ZTE, LG, Huawei and Alcatel.

ZTE and Alcatel demonstrated their phones at MWC 2013. ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire are 3.5-inch touchscreen devices, which should appeal to those looking for cheap smartphones. The phones come with apps like Facebook, Nokia Here (maps), AccuWeather, and games like Cut The Rope.