Mozilla's $33 Smartphone

The Intex Cloud FX

#Telephone

Tue, Aug 26th, 2014 20:35 by capnasty NEWS

Targeting first-time smartphone buyers in India, the Intex Cloud FX is a 1 gigahertz device, capable of handling two SIM cards and expandable memory up to four gigabytes. The system runs on HTML5.

WSJD: How did Mozilla manage to get the price down so low for this smartphone?
Hsu: Using HTML5 enables the operating system to be very lean and it requires less memory consumption. That’s why if you run another operating system, to get this kind of an experience you will require more hardware support. The OS consumes most of the memory in a smartphone. That’s why we lowered the need of the specifications, so the handset prices will be lower.

Blog announcement here. According to the CBC, it's actually $36 CAD.

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