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ZTE Open, an early Firefox OS phone

BARCELONA, Spain--Chinese phone maker ZTE joined with Mozilla and many mobile network operators to show off the new Firefox OS, an open-source, browser-based smartphone operating system for lower-end smartphones.

Here's an app screen on the ZTE Open with Firefox OS.

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Firefox OS phone dialer

The ZTE Open features a traditional phone dialer, with tabs along the bottom to access recent calls, contacts, and the dial pad.

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Firefox on Firefox OS

Powered by Firefox OS, the ZTE Open naturally includes the Mozilla browser, too.

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Firefox OS unlock screen on ZTE Open

The ZTE Open with first stage of the two-stage Firefox OS unlock screen.

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Back of the ZTE Open

The back of the ZTE Open clearly shows the Firefox OS branding.

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ZTE Open, edge on

The left side of the ZTE Open Firefox OS phone.

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Cropping a photo in Firefox OS

Firefox OS's gallery app lets you crop photos, apply some basic color filters, and adjust contrast.

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Firefox OS gallery app

Firefox OS, shown here on the ZTE Open, has a gallery app, but if you want to share photos, you have to do so one at a time by opening it first.

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ZTE Open, top view

The top of the ZTE Open shows its power button and headphone jack.

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