The all-new banana phone is running what HMD calls as Smart Feature OS, which is technically a forked version of the dead Firefox OS
created by KaiOS.
Jio says that it has been optimised for working on KaiOS, a forked version of Firefox OS
, and supports browsing the social media website with a cursor function.
In December 2015, Mozilla announced that it would stop the development and sale of Firefox OS
based smartphones, and instead focus on connected devices, or the Internet of Things (IoT).
Mozilla has announced that Firefox OS
would no longer feature on smartphones, but instead it plans to move its focus from Firefox OS
to the Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
It also boasts Panasonic's new Super Bright LED panel - a luxury that models further down the Panasonic 2015 range don't feature - which gives you exceptional brightness while using less energy, while its Smart TV functionality runs off of its Firefox OS
The other segment, by operating system, encompasses: Firefox OS
, Tizen OS, Pebble OS, and LinkIt OS.
While Samsung is running its TVs on Tizen operating system and LG on its own upgraded WebOS, Panasonic has formed an alliance with Mozilla to bring Firefox OS
while Sony, Sharp, Toshiba and Philips have turned to Android TV.
AS), a provider of navigation and mapping products, on Wednesday announces a partnership with web company Mozilla and telecommunications company Telefonica to bring its Maps Online and Nav Online apps to HTML5 powered Firefox OS
The 3G Firefox OS
smartphone is exclusive to Orange and will be available from Q2 in 13 markets in the region, including Egypt, Senegal, Tunisia, Cameroon, Botswana, Madagascar, Mali, The Ivory Coast, Jordan, Niger, Kenya, Mauritius and Vanuatu.
Cheaper smartphones and wider availability of 3G will also contribute to the strong growth, as players such as Firefox OS
, look to provide lower cost models.
Meanwhile, Mozilla is jumping into Google's backyard, offering its own smartphone-operating system, Firefox OS
, to compete with Google's Android.
The recently launched Intex Cloud FX-based on Mozilla Firefox OS
is one of them that costs Rs 1,999.