Mozilla's CEO has confirmed that the smartphones running on
the open-source Firefoc OS operating system will be landing
in Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland,
Serbia, Spain, and Venezuela this summer.
During the D: Dive into Mobile conference, held in New York
on Monday and hosted by tech site All Things D, Gary
Knowles, the head of the organization , said that he hoped
the phones will have launched in 16 countries in total by
the end of the year, and that to begin with, Mozilla's focus
would be on emerging markets. However, the handsets won't be
arriving on US shores until 2014.
The Firefox OS supports HTML5, meaning that phones running
it will be able to run browser-based apps or download
applications directly from websites.
Mozilla debuted the first FireFox OS phones at this year's
Mobile World Congress in February and revealed that five
handset makers including heavyweights Sony and LG were
committed to building phones that run the operating system.