KDDI to become the first domestic telecommunications carrier to introduce Firefox OS smartphone to the market

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December 23,2014

From December 25, 2014, KDDI (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Takashi Tanaka; hereafter "KDDI") will introduce the Fx0 smartphone equipped with the Firefox OS to the Japanese market. Firefox OS is the open mobile platform advocated by Mozilla Corporation (Headquarters: Mountain View, California; CEO: Chris Beard; hereafter "Mozilla") and KDDI will be the first domestic telecommunications carrier to introduce such a smartphone to the Japanese market.

In order to utilize the Firefox OS's features and achieve the new worldwide WoT (Web of Things) experience, which connects various objects using Web technology regardless of PC or smartphone, KDDI will create new values using its advanced knowledge and the ideas of freedom possessed by developers and designers.

The Fx0 is the first Firefox OS smartphone [*] that supports high speed 4G LTE data communication and is equipped with the Qualcomm (R) Snapdragon (TM) 400 processor. And it moves Firefox OS smartphones into a new stage with its detail to advanced functionality and design encompassing the openness of the Firefox OS and a futuristic feel achieved under the supervision of world famous designer, Tokujin Yoshioka.

"We're excited to partner with KDDI to bring the first Firefox OS phone to the Japanese market," "KDDI and Mozilla both believe in putting people in control of their online lives, by leveraging the Web as an open platform for innovation. The Fx0 is the most advanced Firefox OS phone that not only embodies openness through its impressive transparent design but empowers geeks and other users to become Web creators." said Andreas Gal, CTO of Mozilla.

KDDI will continue to meet the needs of customers and create new values for the Japanese market.

  • As of December 25, 2014 in sales plan smartphone; researched by Mozilla Corporation

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