How Mozilla Thinks It Can Punch Above Its Weight With Firefox OS Smartphones

The race to connect to put a smartphone in the hands of every person in the world is on. And Mozilla thinks it has a chance to shake things up.

Mozilla, which makes Firefox OS for budget smartphones, announced seven new devices that will ship to emerging markets in 2014. Alcatel is building the Fire C, Fire E and Fire S along with a Fire 7 tablet. Huawei will be releasing the Y300 while ZTE has two new devices in the Open II and Open C. In addition, Mozilla announced the Firefox OS Flame, a reference phone for developers to tune their HTML5 Web apps to Mozilla’s range of devices.