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Mozilla to Release a Smartphone for Developers That Runs on Firefox OS

January 23, 2013  |  9:00am
Mozilla to Release a Smartphone for Developers That Runs on Firefox OS

Firefox maker Mozilla announced Tuesday that it is releasing a preview version of their take on a smartphone, one that runs on a Firefox operating system, according to CBS News.

For now, the preview phone’s release is primarily for app developers to use in producing apps for Mozilla’s new smartphone operating system.

In conjunction with Mozilla, the Spanish technology company Geeksphone will provide the devices to interested developers.

The phones include a 1 gigahertz Snapdragon processor and either a 3.5 or 4.3 inch multi-touch screen. Mozilla is offering two models: the Keon and the Peak, according to the announcement.

The Keon comes unlocked and has the ability to receive over the air updates.

The Peak has a larger screen and a better quality camera.

Developers also have the option of downloading a Firefox OS simulator for Android devices or their desktop computers, if they don’t want to purchase a preview phone.

Though the price has not yet been announced, Mozilla seeks to release the phones in early February.

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