This Summer: Firefox OS Goes Mobile in Five Countries

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Firefox is preparing to make its mobile debut; and on Monday, Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs confirmed the offering would become available in five countries starting this summer.

Among them are Brazil, Spain, Venezuela, Portugal and Poland. Meanwhile, the CEO noted it’d arrive in the U.S. market by 2014.

“In Silicon Valley we tend to see the world through high-end devices,” Kovacs stated, according to All Things D. He continued, “But that’s not true in the rest of the world. So in the short term, we’re launching in emerging markets where Firefox is particularly strong. … It didn’t make sense for us to launch a version-one device around the world.”

Kovacs’ comments came as part of an appearance at All Things Digital’s Dive Into Mobile conference in New York City.

Mozilla previously previewed its mobile OS at CES 2013 in January.