In a market completely dominated by Android, iOS and Windows Phone to a lesser extent, it is not much of a surprise that there is a lot of excitement when somebody is trying to break the monopoly. We are alluding to the Firefox OS which offers users something totally different. Although the OS is very much still in beta and we may have to wait till the end of the year to get a full commercial device in the market, but if you like coding and developing then maybe you can get some early hands on devices running Firefox OS.
The developer version of these devices are already up for sale. These devices are made by Geeksphone, an outfit in Spain which produced Android devices earlier. There are two phones currently on sale and can be shipped to any part of the world and dare we say both these devices are extremely competitively priced. The Keon, a 3.5 inch handset is available for a miserly $119 plus taxes. It is an entry level device and rocks a 3 MP camera and a 1 GHz processor at heart.
The other device on sale is the peak which would set you back by $194. It is a slightly advanced version of the Keon and sports a 4.3 inch display, a dual core 1.2 GHz processor and an 8 MP camera for taking those instant snapshots. Both these devices have 512 MB of RAM on board and slot for Micro SD for memory expansion.
We do expect a lot more OEM’s to be coming up with devices for Firefox OS as the likes of ZTE have already signed up with Mozilla. Although the first batch of these devices were quickly sold out, we do expect a refresh soon. You can look up at Mozilla for more information if you want to own one of these devices.