LG unveiled its first ever Firefox OS smartphone on Wednesday (23rd October 2013) Fireweb. The Firefox Operating System powered Fireweb smartphone flaunts a 4-inch screen with 480 x 320 display resolution and 5MP autofocus and LED-enabled camera. We had earlier seen Firefox OS on ZTE smartphones, but the LG Fireweb is first of the kind Firefox OS smartphone. The Fireweb will first be sold in Brazilian markets via local carrier Telefonica.

Firefox Phone The LG Fireweb with Firefox OS

Firefox Phone The LG Fireweb with Firefox OS

Telefónica announced that Vivo will sell the new LG Fireweb and Alcatel One Touch Fire Firefox OS phones in Brazil, starting today. Telefónica also announced that they will launch Firefox OS phones soon in Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.

— Mozilla (Official Blog Statement)

Features LG Fireweb

Operating System

  • Firefox OS 1.1

Processor

  • Single-core 1 GHz Qualcomm processor

Memory

  • 2 GB Internal Memory
  • 32 GB Expandable with MicroSD

Display

  • 4 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen
  • 144 ppi pixel density
  • 320 x 480 pixels

Browser

  • HTML 5

Camera

  • 5 MP Rear Camera
  • 2592×1944 pixels
  • LED flash

Sound

  • 3.5 mm Jack

Sensors

  • Accelerometer

Weight

  • 122.5 gms

Battery

  • Li-Ion 1540 mAh battery

Other Features

  • microUSB v2.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • SNS integration
  • MP3/AAC+ player
  • MP4/H.264 player
  • Photo viewer
  • Document viewer
  • Organizer
  • Predictive text input

 

We built Firefox OS as part of Mozilla’s mission to put the power of the Web in people’s hands and offer the best Web experience possible. We’re happy to see Firefox OS gain momentum with partners launching new devices in new markets and developers around the world being inspired to innovate. Our partnership with Telefónica Vivo demonstrates the rich, new experiences offered on Firefox OS by combining the best global and local content with LG’s elegant new device experience.

— Jay Sullivan (COO of Mozilla)

Firefox OS on the LG Fireweb