Mozilla’s new OS has got to be tested on something.
The makers of popular web browser Firefox, have long been working on a mobile operating system to rival Android and iOS on the iPhone. It’s getting close to the finish line so Mozilla in collaboration with a company called Geeksphone will soon be selling two smartphones, Keon and Peak, running the new OS. The new phones are designated developer devices that will be used to test the Firefox OS and encourage developers to create apps for the system. They are expected to be released in February this year.
Firefox OS by Mozilla has been built entirely using open web standards and the new OS can also be installed on an Android device. It has been pitched as a low-cost competitor to Android, and there are also hints that the new handsets will be sold at low price-tags.
On Mozilla’s blogging site, the company says, ““We are now working on bringing the power of the web to mobile, through Firefox OS, along with all the power of open standards and an open community, and once again, we’d like to invite web developers to join us.“