The first smartphone to run on the FireFox operating system from the LG Electronics, the LG Fireweb is officially unveiled. It is now available to buy in Brazil on the telecom operator Telefonica Vivo for 449 BRL ($207). LG will also roll it out in three more Latin American countries including Peru, Mexico and Uruguay in the coming days. LG is the first major smartphone manufacturer to premier a Mozilla FireFox OS phone of its own.
The LG Fireweb features a 4inch HVGA display with the resolution of 480*320 pixels. Company has powered the phone with a 1GHz single core processor and 1540mAh battery. It comes with 5MP rear camera and 2GB internal storage which is further expandable via microSD card slot. The smartphone comes with a web browser, calendar, clock, map apps as well as Mozilla market place to download more stuff.
For your information, FireFox OS is a mobile operating system from Mozilla which is designed to run web applications that are written in HTML5, Java script as well as in other web technologies.
“We built Firefox OS as part of Mozilla’s mission to put the power of the Web in people’s hands and offer the best Web experience possible. We’re happy to see Firefox OS gain momentum with partners launching new devices in new markets and developers around the world being inspired to innovate,”
Jay Sullivan, Mozilla COO said in a statement.
LG Fireweb is having features which can be easily found in very low end of the smartphone spectrum but they do help the phone to stand out a bit in the crowded phones market. Looks like we are going to find more FireFox OS powered smartphones in the future.