LG Fx0 is the First Firefox OS Smartphone with Transparent Shell and Priced at $420

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Firefox OS is one such OS, which is yet to get some limelight. Aimed at selling the devices at entry level smartphones, Firefox OS is rarely visible in emerging markets like Brazil and India. However, for a first time we have got see the highend smartphone with this OS. LG Fx0 is one of the sexiest smartphone with is powered by Firefox OS!

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First launched in April 23, 2013, Firefox OS has been an emerging OS with frequent updates from Mozilla. As said before, Mozilla always to see its OS on the entry level smartphone segment. Built on top of Boot to Gecko the rendering engine for Firefox browser, Firefox OS is completely built using web technologies like HTML, Javascript and CSS.

Today at KDDI press event in Tokyo, the LG Fx0 was launched with transparent shell and a home button decorated with the golden Firefox logo. It runs on the latest version of Firefox OS 2.0. The device is launched in collaboration with KDDI and Mozilla. But it is manufactured by LG as a silent partner.

LG Fx0 is priced at 50,000 yen (roughly $420) which is big expensive than the other Firefox OS based smartphones in the world right now. However, it justifies the price with its amazing look and a great spec.

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Specifications of LG Fx0:

  • 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 Quad Core processor (MSM8926 SoC)
  • 4.7 inches IPS HD Display
  • 1.5GB of RAM
  • 16GB of internal memory with external memory support up to 64GB
  • 8MP rear and 2.1MP front camera
  • Firefox OS 2.0
  • 2,370mAh battery
  • 4G LTE (800MHz / 2GHz) / 3G, NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth Connectivity

The device is designed by World-famous designer, Tokujin Yoshioka, who has maintained to pull familiar outlines of LG’s G3 design. At the launch event, Takashi Tanaka, President of KDDI said,

We are very pleased to bring the first Firefox OS smartphone, based on Web technology standards, to the Japanese market today. KDDI hopes to build the new era of the Web through Web of Things, enabling everyone to create custom connected Web experiences.

Together with Mozilla, the Japanese carrier hopes to promote the concept of

A new worldwide WoT (Web of Things) experience, which connects various objects using Web technology regardless of PC or smartphone.

The LG Fx0 looks very neat with its transperant shell. Though many might not liked their handset being naked, it has got that premium golden color outlay to attract the buyers. It will enter the market with limited sale on December 25 and will be available across Japan from January 6th.

KDDI has created a dedicated Firefox sub-site and is encouraging developers to get involved and build out the Firefox OS software ecosystem. Hope this effort gives a good boost to future devices from the Firefox OS family.

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Source: The Verge

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