Mozilla £15 Firefox smartphone unveiled

Firm expects Firefox-powered smartphone shipments to exceed 10 million in the next 12 months
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Mozilla has announced that it will start selling the super-cheap smartphone within the next few months.

The phone will run Mozilla’s HTML5 web-based Firefox operating system and will be powered by chips from Chinese company Spreadtrum.

Launching in India and Indonesia, the device will cost just $25 (£15).

Mozilla has already partnered with mobile manufacturers ZTE and Alcatel to sell its Firefox-powered phones in Europe and other parts on the world. It has now partnered with two Indian firms, Intex and Spice, to develop the new device.

Gong Li, Mozilla COO, told WSJ that the firm is expecting Firefox-powered smartphone shipments to exceed 10 million units in the next 12 months.

The OS currently runs on more than a million smartphones.

The firm unveiled its plans for a cheap smartphone at this year’s Mobile World Congress, where it also detailed host of device and partnerships.



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