LG and Huawei Firefox phones spotted at MWC

A case on a Firefox booth contains announced phones from LG and Huawei, further signs of manufacturer support for the OS.

BARCELONA, Spain--Swinging past the Telefonica booth at Mobile World Congress I came across these two phones sitting in a case full of Firefox phones. First up is a mystery device from Huawei:

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The reps on the stand wouldn't comment on the specs, availability, or, well, anything really, but it's a good sign that Huawei is working on a model. Judging by the size of the screen, it looks like a slightly higher-end model than the other Firefox phones we've seen, but that's as much as I can guess for now.

The same Firefox case also contained a turned-off LG phone -- it doesn't seem like the biggest leap in the world to guess that this will run Firefox OS, too.

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One thing Firefox OS has going for it is a decent number of manufacturers and a bunch of carriers behind it. Maybe these devices could be on sale somewhere in the world one day.

About the author

Jason Jenkins is the director of content for CNET in EMEA. Based in London, he has been writing about technology since 1999 and was once thrown out of Regent's Park for testing the UK's first Segway.

 

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