Firefox OS has been around for quite some time now, with the official announcement taking place this past February at MWC 2015. While the rollout had started in many countries, Firefox OS is finally coming to South Africa, in the form of the Alcatel OneTouch Fire E. You can purchase yours via the MTN website.
We are pleased to announce that Firefox OS has expanded to South Africa, in partnership with MTN. Mozilla’s web-based operating system is now available through MTN on the ALCATEL ONETOUCH FIRE E device.
“We built Firefox OS as part of Mozilla’s mission to put the power of the Web in people’s hands”, Li Gong, President of Mozilla, says. “We are excited to see MTN launching the first Firefox OS devices in South Africa, enabling millions more people to access the mobile Web at an affordable cost.”
South Africa is the first market in the African region where Firefox OS devices become available. As of today, Firefox OS has launched with local partners in 32 markets on five continents. Additional African market launches are anticipated this year, as announced at MWC.