Mozilla will launch $25 Firefox OS phones in India
Mozilla will launch $25 Firefox OS phones in India in the next few months. Mozilla is the popular Firefox Web browser. Cost of this smartphone will be $ 25. They have announced a partnership with Intex and Spice to immediate launching. This smartphone will run with Mozilla’s HTML5 web-based mobile operating system, Firefox OS.
Mozilla is currently showcasing Firefox OS open mobile ecosystem at Mobile Asia Expo. Firefox has earlier launched low-budget smartphones in Europe and Latin America with a price tag of $60 and realized to tap in to Indian and South East Asian markets with an aggressive pricing. The firm already sells Firefox-powered phones in Europe and Latin America via Ebay.
Mozilla currently works with mobile manufacturers ZTE , Alcatel and Spreadtrum and now they will work with Indian companies Intex and spice to manufacture low cost smartphone. The price would be Rs.1500. In this time lowest cost smart phone available in Indian for Rs.3000. The population of India is over 1.3 billion and this market is very much cost-sensitive market.
Advantage of Mozilla smartphone
You can install apps, load Web pages, search your contacts, and send e-mail typed with an on-screen keyboard. You can multitask and play music in the background. You can un-pinch to zoom into photos.
Disadvantage of Mozilla smartphone
The screen is small and coarse, and it’s slower to scroll. This smartphone have lack to download many mobile apps that users demand. Most popular app WhatsApp is not able to work with it.