Mobile operating systems space is currently dominated by Android and iOS with Windows Phone still a new entrant and a long way to go before it can pose a threat to Android or iOS. Blackberry is still to come with something great with its Blackberry 10 launch and Symbian is already dead. Even with all these, a new Mobile operating system Firefox OS backed by Mozilla is soon going to enter this war of Mobile operating System.
But do we need another mobile OS? who knows as even when Google Chrome came as a new browser, many of us said that we we need another browser. But we all know, Chrome is the most popular browser now on the web.
Firefox OS is a new mobile operating system built entirely using open web standards. In Firefox OS, HTML5 apps can do “phone things” – they can make the phone vibrate, make a phone call or send a text message.
Mozilla has announced today the debut of two Firefox OS developer preview phones to be made available in February, developed by Geeksphone in partnership with Telefonica and Geeksphone. The two phones are named as The Keon model and The Peak model. Both of these phones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors with modest 512 MB RAM. Checkout specifications of these phones below.
The Keon model
- CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 1Ghz
- UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA)
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE)
- Screen 3.5″ HVGA Multitouch
- 3 MP Camera
- 4GB ROM, 512 MB RAM
- MicroSD, Wifi N, Light and proxmity Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB
- 1580 mAh battery
The Peak model
- CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.2Ghz x2.
- UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA).
- GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE).
- Screen 4.3″ qHD IPS Multitouch.
- Camera 8 MP (back) + 2 MP (front).
- 4 GB (ROM) and 512 (RAM).
- MicroSD, Wifi N, Light and proxmity Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB, Flash (camera).
- Battery 1800 mAh.
Even though the public release of Firefox OS is still almost a year away, but we would love if it can challenge the existing mobile operating systems and can come out as a great alternative.