Mozilla has announced that Panasonic‘s new UHD TVs are powered by Firefox OS. The first Official ‘Ultra HD Premium TVs’ were unveiled at CES yesterday. The new Panasonic DX900 UHD TVs are, according to the company, the first LED LCD TVs in the world to have the Ultra HD Premium specifications.
Panasonic and Mozilla have been working together since 2014 and the TVs are running the OS already. Their collective goal is to “provide consumers with intuitive, optimized user experiences.” For those who don’t know, Firefox OS is an open platform built entirely Web technologies. Something Mozilla says delivers more choice and control to users, developers, as well as hardware manufacturers.
The newest Firefox OS update (2.5) will be available for Panasonic’s new UHD TVs later in the year. Although, it’s currently out for developers and partners right now. According to Mozilla, it offers new and exciting features including new ways to discover web apps and save them to the TV and major web apps from the likes of AOL, Atari, Giphy, Hubbi, iHeartRadio, and Vimeo.
The DX900 UHD TVs will be able to sync Firefox across platforms for a “seamless experience.” There will also be a built in send-to-TV feature, although, that will only work between Firefox for Android and a Firefox OS powered television.
As far as the TVs are concerned, they will be launching in the spring. They will come in two sizes as well and you’ll have your choice between a 65-inch or 58-inch TV. As far as price is concerned, Panasonic didn’t say just how much each of these TVs would cost. Although, current lines of 65-inch Panasonic UHD televisions range from $3,000-6,500, so it’s a safe bet that we’d see a similar price for these new TVs.
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