Earlier this year at the MWC, Mozilla announced ultra low-cost smartphones running on Firefox OS and powered by Spreadtrum s chipset. Today the company has announced that it would be bringing these smartphones to India in the next few months in association with hardware partners like Intex and Spice. Also Read - Mozilla extends deal to use Google Search as default on Firefox browserAlso Read - Mozilla launches VPN service in 6 countries for mobile and PCs
While the companies didn t reveal any details about the devices, the smartphone Mozilla showcased at MWC featured a 3.5-inch HVGA display, Spreadtrum SC6821 chipset, and connectivity options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The company had revealed that phones on this hardware platform could be priced as low as Rs 1,500, which is a price segment inhabited by feature phones. Also Read - Firefox Private Relay add-on will help users generate E-mail aliases for online forms
Intex is excited to announce its association with Mozilla which will enable us to develop unparalleled smart devices on the latest Firefox OS platform, Intex s Sanjay Kumar Kalirona said. The platform will give us an edge in upgrading buyers from feature phones to smartphones while making it affordable for the mass market.
Commenting on this partnership, S Mobility s CEO Dilip Modi said, We have been the technology innovators in India s telecom industry and are pleased to introduce Firefox OS in India through our smartphones to cater to the country s masses. These phones will be affordably priced to ensure everyone can enjoy and experience the power of the Firefox OS phone.