Mozilla has announced that Firefox OS will soon expand to Africa.
The Firefox OS ecosystem has gained support from Airtel, MTN South Africa and Tigo, operated by Millicom, making them the first carriers working with Mozilla to bring first Firefox OS soon smartphones to Africa.
“We are proud to see that with Airtel, MTN South Africa and Tigo, Firefox OS gains additional support to soon extend the Firefox OS footstep into Africa”, says Rick Fant, Mozilla’s VP Planning and Ecosystem. “The continued growth of Firefox OS holds great promise for enabling millions more people to access the mobile Web at an affordable cost, while helping to remove control points in today’s closed mobile ecosystems.”
According to Mozilla, Firefox OS is the first device platform built entirely to open Web standards, with every feature developed as an HTML5 application. Its flexibility, scalability and powerful customisation empower users, developers and industry partners to create customised mobile experiences.
As of today, Firefox OS has launched with local partners in 25 markets across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. With the upcoming move into the African region, Firefox OS will soon be available on five continents.
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