Expect Mozilla Firefox OS Smartphones From ZTE First Quarter 2013

As the Firefox OS will launch early next year, ZTE also plans to unveil smartphones running on the Mozilla-made mobile operating system.

The information comes direct from ZTE Executive Vice President He Shiyou in comments the executive made in a press event in China.

The Wall Street Journal which had a representative at the event said that the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker plans to launch its smartphones powered by the Firefox OS in the first quarter of next year.

The Chinese company also revealed that it will make Windows Phone 8 smartphones. These devices will face off with Nokia and HTC smartphones also running on the proprietary Microsoft mobile platform when they are released later this year.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the move by handset makers to other operating systems indicate that companies are looking to diversify and lessen their dependence on Android.

Back in July, Mozilla announced that TCL Communication which owns the Alcatel brand and ZTE are the first partners they got for the Firefox OS.

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