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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 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…

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…

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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