Forget about the expensive Galaxy, HTC or iPhones; Firefox is truly staying its course with low cost smartphones in Africa. This week Mozilla has began shipping smartphones running its open-source Firefox OS starting from Senegal and Madagascar with the Orange Klif, a 3G phone that runs on Orange’s mobile network. It has been a year since Mozilla announced that it would be making Africa a major focus at Mobile World Congress with $25 smartphones. The company started shipping phones in South Africa earlier this year and plans to continue its international push in the months ahead.
According to Mozilla’s blog post they said,”Through these launches, Mozilla and Orange deliver on the promise of putting the mobile web within reach of millions more people not previously addressed by mobile offers,” Mozilla is trying to get devices in the hands of people who’ve never owned any type of smartphone and the Africa launch shows that Mozilla is taking a huge stride to achieve that goal.