With the focus squarely on emerging markets and entry-level devices, it’s probably fair to say Firefox OS hasn’t exactly set the world on – pun intended – fire, though the ZTE Open did sell out in the UK (via eBay) in 72 hours.
Adding to the modest Firefox OS line-up, South Korean manufacturer LG has unveiled the Fireweb, its first Firefox OS-based device.
Looking at LG Fireweb specs, it’s still very much an entry-level device, though it does mark a significant step up from the likes of the ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire.
Indeed, the LG Fireweb will actually be a tad more expensive than LG’s cheapest Android offerings.
LG Fireweb specs include a 4in display (480 x 320), 1GHz single-core Qualcomm processor, 4GB of internal storage (augmentable via microSD), and a 1,540mAh battery.
The rear camera is the big talking point, however, as the LG Fireweb weighs in at 5MP – with autofocus and flash, a first for Firefox OS.
There seems to be some confusion over LG Fireweb thickness. Phone Arena in particular reckons it measures 0.9in, though we’re thinking 0.9cm (9mm) would make significantly more sense.
We’re told that the LG Fireweb is being launched in Brazil for starters, while Firefox OS will hit Peru, Uruguay and Mexico later this week.