All the major brands are dominating the smartphones world. Now Mozilla is planning to step into the field too. Mozilla is already a big name for its products Firefox operating system and browser. It partners with Spreadtrum and and they are planning to launch smartphone sometime this year at $25. The announcement was made in Spain Sunday at Mobile World Congress event.
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Mozilla already has six carriers interested in selling the phone though none are in the United States, from an internet source.
Mozilla CEO Jay Sullivan said “What we are all about is bringing people online. Tonight’s exciting for Mozilla with a $25 smartphone based on Spreadtrum chips. With turnkey designs, you’ll see a flood of $25 Smartphones. It’s not enough to have two OS’s [Android and iOS] in the world dominating.”
Though it will be very difficult to introduce a new operating system in this competitive market but as we can see that low cost smartphones are already ruling the market and as of now, there are 15 countries in Europe and Latin America serviced through the company. More than 12 other countries are going to introduce the smartphones by this year end.
Mozilla Foundation chairman Mitchell Baker said the move means customers will have choice like he said that “We are committed to an open platform [that] works across a variety of devices. It is called the Web."