If you’ve been waiting for something more specific than “sometime in 2013”, then we have some good news for you. As learned in AllThingsD conference “D: Dive Into Mobile”, first Firefox OS smartphones will be launching in June in the following regions: Venezuela, Brazil, South Africa, Spain, Portugal and Poland.
If your country is not in the list, chances are you will have to wait till the end of 2013, unless you are from the US, in that case don’t expect any Firefox OS smartphones this year at all.
Why would Mozilla target these countries first? According to the CEO, Gary Kovacs, “In Silicon Valley we tend to see the world through high-end devices. But that’s not true in the rest of the world. So in the short term, we’re launching in emerging markets where Firefox is particularly strong. It didn’t make sense for us to launch a version-one device around the world.”
And now we wait.
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