Mobile phones running an operating system developed by makers of the Firefox web browser will go on sale in late 2012.

The first handsets running Mozilla's "Boot to Gecko" (B2G) software will be available in Brazil on Telefonica Vivo's mobile network.

Brazilian tech blog Ztop broke the news but had no details about which firm will make the handsets.

Announced in July 2011, B2G aims to be an open rival to Google's Android.
Open apps

The Mozilla Foundation is best known for its Firefox browser that adheres strictly to official standards for writing and viewing web pages.

B2G was started as a way to bring the same discipline to mobiles and give people more control over what their phones do and the applications they run.

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