Mozilla has just launched its first Firefox OS developer preview phone to the world. The smartphone which is 3.5-inch HVGA Multitouch gallops on 1 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor, packs 4GB ROM, 512 MB RAM, 3 MP Camera, MicroSD, Wifi N, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB, Light and proxmity Sensor. The smartphone supports UMTS 2100/1900/900 (3G HSPA), GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE) and comes unlocked which can be used worldwide on any network using local SIM card. The phone packs 1580 mAh battery which is pretty impressive.
Per press release, Firefox OS developer preview phone is developed by Geeksphone in partnership with Telefonica.
Mozilla is also inviting developers to participate in Firefox OS App Days, a 20+ hack days starting this week. At each App Day event, developers and Mozilla enthusiasts can learn, hack and share Firefox OS. Users can even share tools and technology built to extend and support the Web platform for the betterment of the community. Developers will get the opportunity to master mobile Web APIs used to access device hardware features such as the accelerometer which will help them to develop awesome apps and games. You can learn how to create an app based on HTML that has access to all of the APIs on your device.
[quote_center]Firefox OS developer preview phone is unlocked and can be used worldwide on any network using local SIM card[/quote_center]
You must be having one question in mind – Why develop an app for Firefox OS? Well, Mozilla is insisting everyone to create a Firefox Marketplace and support the open web so that the applications developed on Firefox OS are accessible to all mobile devices irrespective of operating system it is installed.
Interested developers can purchase a Firefox OS Developer Preview device to show off Firefox OS and your app! First phones will be available in February.