Firefox OS due to launch in June in limited regions
This year is expected to bring a number of new entries to the mobile ecosystem which has been dominated by Android (in numbers), and iOS (in media visibility). Ubuntu Phone and Tizen are expected to launch later in the year, but the first new addition will be one that we haven't really seen much of: Firefox OS. And, new word says that Firefox OS will launch in June in select regions.
According to Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs who spoke at the AllThingsD Dive Into Mobile conference today, Firefox OS will launch this summer, starting in Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain, and Venezuela. As you can see from that list, Mozilla is still focusing on a number of emerging markets for its launch.
Kovacs said that the rollout plan would work something like a beta test, and once the OS ecosystem had been built up more, Firefox OS would launch in the US. Sprint has already gone on record saying it would be open to supporting the new platform.
For more on what Mr. Kovacs had to say, check out the full interview he did with Walt Mossberg below.