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Mozilla signs up Airtel, MTN & Tigo to Launch Firefox OS smartphones in Africa.

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mozilla-firefox-os-smartphone-featuredMozilla has partnered with Airtel, MTN South Africa and Tigo as its first carriers in a move that will see Mozilla bring first Firefox OS smartphones to Africa.

“We are proud to see that with Airtel, MTN South Africa and Tigo, Firefox OS gains additional support to soon extend the Firefox OS footstep into Africa”, says Rick Fant, Mozilla’s VP Planning and Ecosystem. “The continued growth of Firefox OS holds great promise for enabling millions more people to access the mobile Web at an affordable cost, while helping to remove control points in today’s closed mobile ecosystems.”

Firefox OS is the first device platform built entirely to open Web standards, with every feature developed as an HTML5 application. Its flexibility, scalability and powerful customization empowers users, developers and industry partners to create customized mobile experiences.

The firm said that Firefox OS has launched with partners in 25 markets across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. With the upcoming move into the African region, Firefox OS will soon be available on five continents.

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