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Mozilla announces Firefox OS reference smartphone, tablets from Foxconn and VIA

on February 23, 2014 – 9:41 pmNo Comment

Firefox OS Flame Reference

Mozilla has annonuced new developer reference smartphone and tablets at the Mobile World Congress. These include a 4.5″ dual-core reference phone called Firefox OS Flame, 7-inch VIA Vixen tablet and a 10-inch Foxconn InFocus tablet. It has also announced new Firefox OS PhoneGap mobile application development framework integration, that lets PhoneGap developers to port their existing apps to Firefox OS in a matter of hours. It also launched new developer tools, that lets OEMs and operators to easily customize Firefox OS.

Developers looking to target their apps for specific Firefox OS phones can also alter RAM from 1GB to 256MB, to see how their apps would perform on lower-end phones. Foxconn and VIA tablets for developers would help Mozilla community complete the build of Firefox OS for tablets, says Mozilla.

Firefox OS Flame reference device specifications

  • 4.5″ screen (FWVGA 854×480 pixels)
  • Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon, 1.2GHZ Dual core processor
  • Dual SIM
  • 5MP rear camera
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • 256MB -1GB RAM (adjustable by developers), 8GB Internal storage
  • 3G, WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Micro USB aGPS, NFC
  • 1800 mAh battery

VIA Vixen reference device specifications

  • 7′ (1024×600 pixels) LCD display
  • 1.2 GHz Dual Core Cortex-A9 processor with Mali-400 GPU
  • 2MP rear camera
  • 0.3MP front-facing camera
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB storage
  • Wifi: 802.11 b/g/n

Foxconn InFocus reference device specifications

  • 10-inch  (1280 x 800 pixels, 24-bit color) screen
  • 1 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A7 Allwinner A31 processor with PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU
  • 5MP rear camera
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB storage
  • WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, Micro USB, A-GPS
  • 7,000 mAh battery

It has also unveiled a $25 reference design powered by Spreadtrum processor. The company has also announced new smartphones ZTE Open C,  Open II, Huawei Y300 and Alcatel ONETOUCH smartphones and tablet running Firefox OS and Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.

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