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?