Information regarding actual devices, however, has been scarce to this point, but we now know that at least one major manufacturer is serious about Firefox OS – ZTE. The Chinese company announced its plans to launch a Firefox OS-based smartphone in Europe in partnership with a yet-unspecified wireless carrier. A launch of such a handset on the U.S. market is also being evaluated, although nothing is certain at this point.
But if you're hoping to see high-end Firefox OS smartphones loaded with premium features, then you are most likely in for a disappointment. The HTML5-based operating system is intended to run on entry-level and mid-range handsets – handsets that may cost about as much as some feature phones. Currently it is known that Qualcomm – the maker of the Snapdragon chip family, will supply silicon for the upcoming Firefox OS smartphones.