VR Zone reports the first Firefox OS based phones will arrive in some parts of the world this July. Mozilla's new smartphone operating system will allow for HTML5 application development and will be the first mobile OS built entirely to open web standards. So far 17 telecom operators signed up to use the operating system, but US buyers may have to wait until 2014 before they can get their hands on one.
So far Mozilla has gotten 17 key telecom operators to sign on with the OS. Some of the names include China’s Unicom, American Movil, Sprint, Telenor and Telefonica.
Telefonica says they will offer the new OS equipped phones in over 20 countries by the end of 2014. The first phones to have the OS will be in, Brazil, Columbia, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Venezuela.
“Firefox OS brings the freedom and unbounded innovation of the open Web to mobile users everywhere,” said Gary Kovacs, CEO, Mozilla. “With the support of our vibrant community and dedicated partners, our goal is to level the playing field and usher in an explosion of content and services that will meet the diverse needs of the next two billion people online.”