Mozilla is not planning to introduce the Firefox OS to the US market just yet
The new operating systems like Firefiox OS are slowly making their way to the hearts of customers. There are three main factors for the success of the platforms – they need to feature user friendly UI with vast compatibility with other platforms and hardware, they need to be integrated in devices, they need to be popular and available to more markets. For now the Firefox OS seems to be doing great with its progress in the mobile world. There are at least two models smartphones that are running on the platform with more models to come in the near future. Users overall appreciate the advantages of the mobile operating system. In terms of availability, the Firefox OS powered devices are mostly distributed on the developing markets.
Early this year there was rumors that the handsets that are working on Firefox OS will eventually land on the US market in the shelves of the carrier Sprint. The rumors in the tech world are mostly true but until an official confirmation by the company has been made, all the information stays in the category “gossip.” Mozilla has never revealed officially its plans to release the Firefox OS powered handsets in the States. Recently the Mozilla Executive Chair Mitchell Baker shed some light on the topic. She revealed for CNET that Mozilla has “no plans to launch in the US.” Of course, this does not mean that the models will never arrive in the US or that users do not have options to get the wanted devices. She revealed that developer editions of the models will be available for sells in the States. Mozilla’s VP of Mobile, Andreas Gal revealed that the company is “actively exploring” different possibilities for working with carriers in the US.
The only model smartphone that runs on Firefox OS that is available for the US market is ZTE Open. The developer edition of the model is available for sells in the official eBay store of ZTE for the price of$79.99.