Mozilla Plans Smartphones for Emerging Markets

Mozilla Corp., the company behind the popular Firefox Web browser, plans to team up with phone manufacturers to launch smartphones priced below $50 in emerging markets.

Mozilla is branching out into smartphones just as the global market for the devices is taking off, and it’s looking at the lower-cost segment that still has a lot of growth potential. The company is pitching its Firefox operating system for mobile devices as an alternative to the current dominant systems: Android from Google Inc. and iOS from Apple Inc.

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