Telefonica Vivo Welcomes LG Fireweb in Brazil; Company’s First Firefox OS Smartphone

Sam Lehman | HNGN | October 23, 2013

LG has unveiled its first Firefox-powered smartphone called the "Fireweb," which was launched in Brazil under Telefonica Vivo's network Tuesday, followed by other parts of Latin America.

Firefox mobile operating system is new and hard to adapt to compared to Android, iOS, and Windows Phone, but it can be a good choice for those who are looking for decent specifications and something unique in the market. LG has joined ZTE and Alcatel in bringing the company's very first Firefox OS smartphone. The LG Fireweb will be launched in Brazil via Telefonica Vivo and will soon hit the markets in Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.    

The Fireweb is built as an entry-level smartphone with decent specifications. It sports a 4-inch display with 480 x 320 megapixel screen, 1GHz Qualcomm processor with 5 megapixel rear camera with flash, 4x zoom and auto-focus. The device runs on Firefox OS version 1.1 and features 2GB internal storage for files and apps as well as supports up to 32GB via microSD cards. The Fireweb supports 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.