Most people will immediately associate Mozilla with the popular Firefox web browser, but it does so much more than that. Firefox OS is the prime example, a new platform that’s already powering a few low cost smartphones. Mozilla has already said that Firefox OS smartphones aren’t going to be launched in the U.S. any time soon, that’s because it wants to focus on markets where saturation isn’t sky high.
Mozilla is beginning to test Firefox OS on tablets. The browser-based operating system is designed to run web apps written using HTML5 and other web technologies and it’s already available on a handful of low-end smartphones. If the specs for the first Firefox OS tablet prototypes are anything to go by, the first tablet-sized devices running Mozilla’s software will also be low-cost, low-end devices. Mozilla’s Asa Dotler has shared the specs for the first devices in the Firefox OS tablet program. It has a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and an Allwinner A31 ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core processor with PowerVR SGX 544 graphics.
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