ZTE Open C
It’s no real threat to Android at this stage, but another open-source, Linux based mobileOS has hit Australia, with ZTE launching their FirefoxOS running Open C handset in JB Hifi stores.

The phone is the first of its kind to arrive in Australia, with Firefox still a very vague glimmer on anyone’s radar. The phone is now available for $99 outright in JB Hifi stores, with a spec on the box advising that it’s not network locked.

It’s a fairly basic handset when it comes to hardware specs, including :

  • 4″ 480 x 800 resolution Touch Screen
  • 1.2GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon 200 Processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB Storage – 1.8GB User accessible, with microSD Card (up to 32GB)
  • 2MP Camera
  • Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
  • 1,400mAh battery

There have been various FirefoxOS ROMs available for Android handsets previously so it’s not completely unknown to the Android customisers out there. We’ve acquired a handset to try out and we’ll bring you a review shortly. It’s going to be interesting, but for $99 it’s worth a look.

Have you tried FirefoxOS?

Thanks: Rami.
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Ken Hoban
Ken Hoban
5 years ago

loving your reflection in the screen there Daniel haha
But yeah an alternative is always great, something else to try.

Simon
Simon
5 years ago

It’s going to be an exciting next few years. I’m an android developer but the firefox os imo is a much better developer platform than android. Easier to learn and also quicker to write apps for and debug with.