Mozilla: We Won’t Sell Own Branded Firefox OS Phones
Mozilla has recently ventured into the world of mobile operating systems with their Firefox OS, but Mozilla did share that they will not take the Google route, which is, to sell their very own branded devices. Taken from an interview with Digitimes, Li Gong, Senior Vice President of Mobile Devices and President of Mozilla’s Asia Operations, mentioned that they will not have any plans of collaborating with ODMs for making and selling own-branded Firefox OS smartphones. I guess in the same vein, as a disclaimer of sorts, should there be any Mozilla-branded smartphones out there, these have been said that they “would be primarily used as reference models rather than for large-scale sale.” I guess this would mean customers who are on the lookout for Firefox OS smartphones will have to settle for something cheap and low-end at the beginning, where among them include the ZTE Open and Alcatel OneTouch Fire, where the former has recently arrived at the FCC. Huawei, Sony and LG too, have revealed that they have plans to come up with a Firefox OS phone of their own, too.