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Raspberry Pi gets a Firefox OS port

The first low-cost smartphones running Mozilla’s Firefox OS won’t go on sale for quite some time yet, but Nokia engineer Oleg Romashin has already gotten an experimental version of the software up and running on his Raspberry Pi.

It’s really no surprise that the 700MHz mini computer can handle the all-web operating system, but the video does offer an interesting glimpse at what Mozilla and its partners are going to bring to market. Performance is pretty solid, and certainly good enough for entry-level, feature phone-killing smartphones. Those devices will be critical to the early success of Firefox OS as Mozilla aims for a foothold in emerging markets before going global.

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