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Thursday, May 08, 2014
ZTE Open C Firefox OS Phone Available on eBay, OS Updated
Sales of the ZTE Open C Firefox OS phone have started on eBay, based on the latest Firefox OS update.
Targeted at first time smartphone users and early adopters
wanting to try out Firefox OS, the Open C offers a 3MP camera
and 4-inch WVGA screen, and is the first commercially
available phone running the latest version of Firefox OS.
The phone, currently on sale on eBay US, UK, Germany and
Global Buying Hub sites, feature a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm
processor based on the A7 architecture.
It is the first smartphone to ship with the latest version of
Firefox OS, bringing performance improvements, enhanced
messaging and multimedia capabilities to first time smartphone
users at US$99.99.
The latest version of Firefox OS offers many new features
including: better email functionality with POP3 support,
enhanced MMS capabilities, direct music player access from the
lock screen or notifications bar, improved sorting of Gallery
media to make it easier to find photos and advanced Bluetooth
sharing to allow multiple files to be transferred
simultaneously. Users can also now get to where they want to
go faster with enhanced scrolling performance and system app
(e.g. calendar, address book, camera) startup times.
It also includes several new features including Dual-SIM
dual-standby (DSDS) support offering the flexibility of having
two separate SIMs. App developers will also have access to
platform technologies such as WebGL, asm.js and WebAudio for
creating games with audio effects.
In addition, the latest update includes NFC enablers starting with the availability of the WebNFC API. Developers will be able to
begin experimenting with NFC pairing and tag reading in their
apps, with additional NFC functionality coming in futures
The latest Firefox OS is currently available to
Mozilla partners to implement in smartphones.