$50 Firefox phones to be launched in India

$50 Firefox phones to be launched in India
Last year, Mozilla launched their Firefox smartphones in Europe and Latin America. Since it was only able to cooperate with as many as 2 carriers in each country, the new kid on the block managed to sell the underwhelming amount of about a million devices.

This July, the Firefox developer will take a stab at the Indian market, launching a range of inexpensive devices, priced up to $50. To reach such competitive price tags, Mozilla has partnered with entry-level chip developer Spreadtrum Communications and a number of designers and manufacturers, achieving the cost of $25 per smartphone produced. This time around, they are backed by 10 hardware makers and more than 20 carriers. With that in mind, the goal Mozilla has set for itself is 10 million devices sold by the end of next year.

In addition to smartphones, Firefox OS is about to inhabit tablets, developed by Foxconn Electronics and VIA Technologies, and some of Panasonic's own Smart TVs.

source: DigiTimes

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5 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

If it would support android apps and provide good hardware then it could succeed otherwise NO.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7248; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Why can't they launch these in North America as well. These would be great for kids.

4. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

the best way to support android apps is by using android phone

2. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

nowdays all companies focusing on Indian market ,, which is btw increasing ,,, just recently One Plus one, Oppo 7, Xiamoi Mi3 launched with real low prices,, And Samsung continues to launching Galaxy child,grand childs,child of grandchilds

5. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

i am using Zte Open C, i think it needs get update , firefox has some issue upgrading their phone OS to 1.4

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