LG Launches FireWeb; Its First Firefox OS Based Smartphone



LG has launched its first Firefox OS based smartphone, LG Fireweb. This smartphone has been launched only in Brazil in the partnership with Telefonica, a Brazilian telecom service provider. The device will be launched in other nearby countries soon. There is no official word for global released of the smartphone. LG Fireweb has been priced at 449 BRL that costs approx Rs. 12,700. But, don’t be happy because it has yet to be announced for India.

LG FIreweb

LG Fireweb runs on Firefox OS 1.1. It features a 4 inch HVGA display with 320 x 480 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm processor. It comes with 4 GB internal storage with microSD card slot. It also has a 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash.

It includes connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, MicroUSB and 3G. Other features are 3.5 mm jack and 1540 mAh battery. It supports HTML5 and comes with map apps, browser, Facebook Twitter, Here and calendar apps.

Commenting on the launch, Jay Sullivan, COO of Mozilla, said, “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 Telefonica 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.”

Key Features of LG Fireweb

  • 4-inch HVGA (320×480) TFT display
  • 1GHz Qualcomm processor
  • 4GB of inbuilt storage with microSD card slot
  • Firefox OS 1.1
  • 5-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro-USB and 3G
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 1540mAh battery