Orange launches first Firefox OS devices in Senegal and Madagascar
Orange has stated that is has launched its first Firefox OS smartphones in Senegal and Madagascar this week. This follows an announcement from Mozilla and Orange at Mobile World Congress 2015 that Firefox OS smartphones would be available in markets across Africa and the Middle East later this year.
Firefox OS is the first truly open mobile platform built entirely on web technologies, bringing more choice and control to the mobile industry, stated Orange. Through these launches, Mozilla and Orange said they are delivering on the promise of putting the mobile web within reach of millions more people, not previously addressed by mobile offers.
Said Andreas Gal, CTO at Mozilla: “We are pleased to partner with Orange to bring the mobile web to users in a substantial number of new growth markets across Africa and the Middle East. I’m also thrilled to see how the imminent arrival of Firefox OS has created excitement in the local Mozilla communities.”
The Orange offer features the newest Firefox OS phone, the Orange Klif. This 3G Firefox OS smartphone is exclusive to Orange.
With these launches, the Firefox OS presence in Africa continues to grow and Orange will launch Firefox OS smartphones in more countries in the coming weeks.