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Firefox OS Shows Strong Momentum and Expands Across New Devices, Markets and Categories

Firefox OS Ecosystem Shows Strong Momentum and Expands Across New Devices, Markets and Categories Mozilla announced today that its Firefox OS is showing “strong momentum”, and handsets based on it will be available in more markets in the near future - including in Asia Pacific and in more countries across Europe and Latin America. New European markets where customer will be able to buy Firefox OS smartphones include France, Czech Republic, Croatia, Macedonia and Montenegro. Further, starting this week,…

Firefox OS ecosystem continues expansion and redefines the entry-level smartphone

Mozilla is demonstrating the latest advancements to its Firefox OS open mobile ecosystem at Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai. These include a turnkey solution for Firefox OS smartphones in the ultra-low-cost category that will bring devices to India in the next few months; the addition of Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s largest operator, to the global roster of operators supporting the Firefox OS initiative; and new phones from ALCATEL and ZTE coming to market. Firefox OS smartphones coming to India After Mozilla and…

Firefox OS smartphone Flame now available for developers to pre-order

Mozilla have opened pre-orders for the Flame, its first official developer handset for the Firefox OS. The mid-range handset can be pre-ordered now for $170 from everbuying.com and should take roughly four weeks to ship. The Flame is distinctly mid-tier as a device and features a 4.5 inch, 854 x 480 pixel display, a dual-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor, 5MP camera with flash, 8GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM. Mozilla expects to start shipping the handsets out to developers sometime before June 30th…

ZTE Open C – The World’s First Smartphone with Latest Version of Firefox OS Now Available on eBay

ZTE Open C featuring 4-inch screen, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor and latest Firefox OS to deliver improved user experience and superior value to eBay users ZTE today announced that Open C, the world’s first smartphone powered by the latest version of Firefox OS, is on sale on eBay US, UK, Germany and Global Buying Hub sites, delivering consumers globally with an improved user experience and superior value. “We are pleased that ZTE is delivering another Firefox OS device, building on the success of the…

Alcatel announce four Firefox OS-powered devices

Alcatel have announced four Firefox OS-powered devices, three entry to mid-level smartphones and a tablet. The Alcatel OneTouch Fire C The OneTouch Fire C is the successor to the OneTouch Fire. The device specs are very much entry level with a 3.5-inch, 320x480 pixels HVGA TFT screen and unnamed 1.2GHz dual-core processor. RAM is 512MB, with 2GB of usable storage (out of 4GB), expandable via a microSD card. The rest of the specs include a VGA rear camera, HSPA+ connectivity (up to 21.1 Mbps), FM radio, and a…

Geeksphone to launch Revolution hybrid handset on February 20

Revolution Firefox and Android Hybrid handset to launch in Europe on February 20. Geeksphone were first to produce affordable Firefox phones for developers wanting to get in on the ground floor and they will be the first to offer a hybrid Firefox and Android phone called Revolution The Revolution offers a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel CPU, 1GB RAM and 4GB of on-board storage (plus microSD card slot), a 4.7-inch qHD display and an 8-megapixel camera. We don't know what version of Android is present, but we would guess Jelly…

Firefox tablet image and specs leak

It's not often a leak comes directly from a company but Mozilla's Asa Dotzle has leaked the specs of the first tablet to be powered by Firefox OS. Manufactured by Foxconn, the slate (codenamed Flatfish) is actually the Infocus New Tab F1. This is a low-end tablet built by the contract manufacturer. Infocus sells its slate online for $150 and Mozilla could try to get these to market at under $100. The tablet is equipped with a 10.1 inch IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 800. Under the hood is a quad-core 1GHz…

Panasonic and Mozilla to Collaborate on New Firefox OS Open Platform for Next Generation Smart TVs

Panasonic Corporation and Mozilla today announced that the two companies have agreed to form a partnership to develop and promote the new Firefox OS, an open platform based on HTML5 and other Web technologies, for next generation smart TVs. The development of the new Firefox OS platform aims to deliver more expansive access into smart TVs by leveraging the HTML5 and Web technologies already prevalent on PCs, smartphones and tablets, to offer consumers more personalized and optimized access to Web and broadcasting…

Mozilla Launches Contribution Program to Help Deliver Firefox OS to Tablets

Mozilla are launching a new contribution program aimed at accelerating the build of Firefox OS for tablets and its supporting ecosystem. To do this, they will provide dedicated contributors with access to resources and reference tablet hardware. Mozilla are working closely with partners like Foxconn and developers on the tablet development of Firefox OS. Because Firefox OS is built on the Web, and the Web is a truly extensible platform, they can continue to optimize Firefox OS for smartphones, while also building for…

VIA Announces Partnership with Mozilla for Support and Development of Firefox OS for New Devices

VIA has announced an official partnership with Mozilla for support and development of Firefox OS for new device form factors. Firefox OS running on APC Paper and Rock has been released with complete, buildable source codes available to developers on GitHub. In order to continue to encourage community support, free APCs will be rewarded to developers that fix a known issue. A full list of issues is available here. “Firefox OS puts the power of the Web to the people. This partnership with APC presents an…

Mozilla and its Firefox OS partners launch Open Web Device Compliance Review Board

Mozilla and its partners that include the likes of Deutsche Telekom, Qualcomm and ZTE have announced the creation of a new body to make sure devices using Firefox OS comply with open Web standards. Dubbed Open Web Device Compliance Review Board (CRB), it will play a key role in deciding how devices and manufacturers get Firefox OS branding, and run independently to ensure API compliance, standardize performance, cut compatibility testing time and costs to get devices to market faster. Under the deal, companies…

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