Japan gets first powerful Firefox OS Phone

The Firefox OS has finally made its way to the land of the rising sun, the operating system which was developed to run web apps on smartphones and tablets is now available on the KDDI Fx0, the first smartphone to run the operating in Japan.

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The operating system was developed by the makers of the Firefox web browser and so far its only runs on a small amount of smartphones sold in parts of Europe, South America, and Asia. Most phones that runs the OS has only been entry-level devices, However KDDI has announced the first Firefox OS smartphone with good specifications for performance.

The phone comes equipped with a 4.7-inch IPS HD display, its powered by a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage and a microSD card slot for expansion. There’s an 8MP rear camera and a 2.1MP front facing for video chatting.

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The Fx0 is also the first Firefox phone to support 4G LTE connectivity as well as the first with an transparent case that lets you see the 2,370mAh battery, memory card and circuitry.

Mozilla calls it the first “high-spec Firefox OS smartphone,” but these specifications can be found on mid-level android and windows devices, hopefully this will pave the way for more high-end Firefox phones.

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