Firefox OS isn't exactly the
hottest smartphone platform around, but Mozilla is definitely committed to
making it a thing of the future. With that in mind, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised
to hear that, apparently, HTC developers are working to port Firefox OS to some (unnamed) HTC
devices. According to @upleaks, it's not clear if this is done just for testing
purposes, or if it's "a step to production."
Last year, HTC started making cheap MediaTek-based Android handsets, in an effort do diversify its line-up. So the company could certainly also try and see how things go with some Firefox smartphones (or at least one).
Right now, there aren't too many
manufacturers who are making Firefox OS smartphones, though LG, ZTE, Huawei and
Alcatel / TCL are notable among them. Most Firefox handsets are low-end, cheap
devices targeted at first time smartphone users in emerging markets. The only
Firefox smartphone that's truly notable is the LG-made Fx0, which is available
only in Japan.
Should HTC invest time and resources in Firefox OS? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!