Fx0 (FX Zero) - First Firefox OS Smartphone Officially Announced In Japan

At a press conference in Japan, KDDI and Mozilla officially announced the world's first Firefox OS running smartphone dubbed fx0. The handset is manufactured by LG.

The phone is designed by Tokujin Yoshioka [Japanese artist and designer] and touted to have advanced functionality and design encompassing Mozilla mission values of openness, freedom and transperency in mind with a futuristic feel.

Firefox has worked with KDDI to create the Web of Things (WoT) that connects with all types of devices [PC, smartphones, Tablets] using web technology and enable new innovative and custom experiences to be created across the connected devices.

“We are very pleased to bring the first Firefox OS smartphone, based on Web technology standards, to the Japanese market today,” said Takashi Tanaka, President of KDDI. “KDDI hopes to build the new era of the Web through Web of Things, enabling everyone to create custom connected Web experiences.”

The device supports 4G LTE and features a 4.7-inch HD IPS 720p display and is powered by a  Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz paired with 1.5GB RAM and 16GB internal storage [microSD card support upto 64GB]. The device runs the latest Firefox OS 2.0 out of the box.

Camera features include an 8-megapixel rear camera and 2.1-megapixel front facing camera. Connectivity options include 3G, NFC, WebRTC. The handset is backed by 3500mAh battery. The fx0 LG L25 measures 70( width ) × 139( height ) × 10.5( depth ) mm and weighs 148 grams.

KDDI has dedicated a website http://au-fx.kddi.com/ to encourage developers to build apps for Firefox platform.

The Fx0 will be available in Gold colour variant. The device will go on limited sale in Japan on December 25 and is priced at 49680 Japanese Yen ($410; Rs 27,000) and will be available nationwide on January 6. [Check out more images in source link]

Kaiser Bey
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