Firefox OS officially in stores, and has a new app payment system

Firefox OS officially in stores, and has a new app payment system
Last week, the first Firefox OS devices made it to stores in Spain, but they weren't put on the shelves for sale until today. Starting today, you can purchase the ZTE Open for €69 ($88.80) including VAT. And, to mark the official launch day for the platform, Mozilla has also finalized the payment system for the Firefox Marketplace.

Mozilla says that Poland, Colombia, and Venezuela are the next countries on the list that will be launching Firefox OS devices. And the Firefox OS app store, called the Firefox Marketplace now supports paid apps. The developer tools for the platform have been updated, and the Marketplace can now officially accept payments for app purchases as well as in-app purchases.

Mozilla is also working on building whitelist protections for developers who want to create paid apps. Because Firefox OS apps are just HTML5 and the platform itself is open source, there are hacks that will allow users to access paid apps (although Mozilla does point out that similar hacks are available on iOS and Android as well). For now, developers can choose to require an app signature when installing, which will help to mitigate the issue for now. 

Firefox OS has a long road ahead, but being on store shelves is a good first step. 

source: Mozilla via The Next Web



1. Zeus.k unregistered

Welcome to the hell

3. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

And Satan is watching!!!

2. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I see more fanboy wars in future xD

7. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

its going to get wild

4. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

at that price i think asha 501 is in trouble! I mean it will surely have a better ecosystem than asha's s**tty java that i think developers will have a hard time!! Nokia should just choose symbian or meltemi!!!

5. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

ASHA and BIPASHA will be troubled in any case. Nokia will need to come up with LUMIA "420" soon

6. andrexx24

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Really looking forward to this!

8. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Pros No pros Cons Low pixel density screen (165 ppi) Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion Too little RAM memory (256 MB RAM) Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels) The camera lacks autofocus The camera lacks flash Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call No front-facing camera This sounds DOA to me. It's one step above dumphones and 10 steps behind startphones. For $88 you can get a 3 year old Android phone that offers better features. If this is meant for 3rd world countries then I understand.

10. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

Kid... ...there are people that do not want used,scratched half functioning PHONE. ...therer are kids, that doesnt have rich parents. ...there is a good reason why they do not start in high end, when ecosystem is not complete yet, in high end is too crowded right now. ...Nokia sells a lot of featurephones, which Firefox nicely starts to compete with. ...price says it for all - very nice pricing i quess. ...when they will be able to settle their place on the market on low-end, you can expect to bring some higher specced phones - also later on it will be more reasonable to bring out higher end models - when OS will be more polished, more apps etc... . ..etc etc....i wish them succes!!!

9. krimHD

Posts: 106; Member since: May 23, 2012

3rd world countries in what sense? like they don't know what smart phones are or what?

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I don't want another OS.

12. juanmasn

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

This news is wrong. I bought my ZTE open in July 2nd. I have an invoice to prove it :-)

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