LG will release Firefox-based smartphones this year

04/3/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

LG Electronics will depart from its usual practice of deploying Android smartphones by introducing a handset at around midyear that will support Mozilla's Firefox platform, the South Korean electronics maker said. LG will release the Firefox phones in three South American countries and Spain with plans to add five more overseas markets. LG termed the move as a way "to meet diversifying consumer needs" rather than a turn away from Android.

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