Mozilla's Firefox OS is one of several smaller mobile operating systems that are fighting for a piece of the wireless pie. Today at MWC 2014, Mozilla revealed that it's got some new weaponry for that fight in the form of new hardware that includes higher-end products, entry-level stuff, software additions and even some new developer-focused goodies.
First up, Mozilla announced new devices from ZTE and Alcatel OneTouch. The ZTE Open C features a 4-inch WVGA display and 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor, both of which are nice upgrades from the original ZTE Open's 3.5-inch display and single-core chip. The Open C also includes a 2-megapixel camera, 1200mAh battery and version 1.3 of Firefox OS. ZTE is also readying a new handset known as the Open II.
Alcatel OneTouch has cooked up a slew of new Firefox OS-powered hardware that even includes a tablet. Here's a quick rundown on each new model, courtesy of Engadget:
On the lower end of things, Mozilla revealed that it's teamed up with Spreadtrum on WCDMA and EDGE turnkey reference designs for Firefox OS, as well as a chipset for $25 smartphones. The company hopes that this low-cost component will help to drive growth for Firefox OS in the entry-level.
Rounding out Mozilla's hardware announcements are three new developer devices. Here's what they're all about:
Mozilla also teased some of the new features that are coming to Firefox OS in future updates. They are as follows:
Overall it looks like Mozilla's got big plans for Firefox OS. It's good to see the company adding in important new features like LTE connectivity and the ability to customize a device, both of which should help to make Firefox OS-powered hardware more attractive to consumers. All of Mozilla's MWC announcements can be found at the links below.