Geeksphone releases two new phones based on Firefox OS; lets developers build apps and edit OS.
A new rival has appeared for iOS, Android, BB10, S40, Windows Phone and Windows RT. If you are familiar with these, you might already have heard about Mozilla's new mobile operating system, Firefox OS.
The two phones are called Keon and Peak and have the following specifications:
|Price||€110 ($143)||€179 ($234)|
|Processor||1GHz Qualcomm Cortex A5||1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm 8225|
|Screen Size||3.5 in.||4.3 in. qHD IPS|
|Camera||3 MP Back||8 MP Back, 2 MP Front|
|Sensors||Tri-Band UMTS/HSPA, GPS, Proximity, accelerometer|
|Battery||1580 mAh||1800 mAh|
Mozilla really needs these phones to make an impression, as it is the only way to effectively get its OS out to developers. Only a very basic emulated version is available for Android and is completely unavailable through any other mobile OS. Once finished, Mozilla expects the OS to spread to other companies such as ZTE, Alcatel, LG Electronics, Huawei and maybe even Sony. The operating system is expected to be released in the United States in 2014. It will be released in an attempt to provide alternatives to fully enclosed software environments such as Google Play and Apple App Store. What are your opinions on this latest addition to the OS market?