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Firefox OS gets demonstrated, launches in 2013 (video)

Back in July, Mozilla’s new operating system called ‘Boot to Gecko’ was renamed to Firefox OS. Now, we get a demonstration of what this HTML5-based operating system looks like on a developer phone by ZTE. Firefox OS is expected to be pushed in early 2013.

“Due to the optimization of the platform for entry-level smartphones and the removal of unnecessary middleware layers, mobile operators will have the ability to offer richer experiences at a range of price points including at the low end of the smartphone price range, helping to drive adoption across developing markets,” Mozilla explains. As you can see from the video, the operating system has a built-in Firefox browser (did you expect any less?) and we can see a virtual keyboard, as well as a camera, photo gallery, and Marketplace app. The operating system is built using HTML5 and is intended for use on smartphones built entirely to open Web standards. Anyone excited over this?

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