Telefónica brings Firefox OS to Central America

Today, we are excited to announce that El Salvador has become the first Central American country to offer Firefox OS devices. Salvadorians can now buy the ZTE Open II at Telefónica Movistar points of sale throughout the country.

“We are very pleased that Firefox OS has arrived in El Salvador, which marks a significant milestone as the first launch in Central America, and another step toward Telefónica offering Firefox OS across all their Latin American markets,” said Li Gong, President of Mozilla. “Our partnership with Movistar allows us to put the power of the Web in the hands of more people and provide a comprehensive but affordable smartphone experience for Central Americans who previously had not had access to one.”

In the coming months, Telefónica will offer Firefox OS phones in additional countries in Central America, and will continue expanding its portfolio of Firefox OS devices in other Latin American markets.

Firefox OS is an open source project based on HTML5 resulting from combined efforts between Mozilla, other technology companies, and a large community of volunteers around the world.  The operating system delivers not only performance, personalization and price to entry-level and midrange smartphones, but it also has all the things new users will need and want from a smartphone like built-in social integration with Facebook and Twitter, HERE Maps with offline capabilities, much-loved features like the Firefox Web browser, the Firefox Marketplace and more.