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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Firefox OS’

CES: Firefox OS Heads To Televisions

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Mozilla announced some new developments for Firefox OS to help expand it into more device categories. These include televisions, and Panasonic announced a lineup of 4K Ultra HD smart TVs powered by the operating system. “Mozilla and Panasonic collaborated to create a new innovative, interactive and customizable user interface powered by Firefox …

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Mozilla Unveils New Line Of Firefox OS Devices

Mozilla stumbled upon a hit last year with its Firefox OS devices. The low cost of entry combined with a Web-friendly OS earned the alternative mobile platform a few million fans in emerging markets. Those emerging markets will continue to be important going forward, but Mozilla has set its aspirations a bit higher for the second year of Firefox OS. …

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Firefox OS Expands To TVs, More Phones In 2014

Last year, Mozilla became another combatant in the smartphone wars when it released its Firefox OS mobile operating system. The OS entered into a market dominated by iOS and Android, but sought to capitalize on the emerging markets that both of its larger rivals have left alone in favor of mature markets. It seems last year’s launch must have been …

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Firefox OS Devices Won’t Be Sold In The US

When Firefox OS devices started hitting emerging markets earlier this year, it was always assumed that the devices would hit the US. Mozilla even said that we would see Firefox OS devices on Sprint in 2014. Well, I hope you didn’t get your hopes up then. Speaking to CNET, Mozilla Executive Chair Mitchell Baker said that “there are no plans …

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Mozilla’s Open Web Apps Have Made Great Progress

When building apps for Firefox OS, developers use modern Web tools like HTML5, JavaScript and CSS to deliver apps with near native performance on mobile devices. Now Mozilla is helping those same developers bring their Firefox OS apps to other platforms. A while back, Mozilla introduced a new technology called Open Web Apps that would help developers bring HTML5 apps …

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Firefox OS To Launch In More Markets Before The End Of 2013

Firefox OS, Mozilla’s mobile OS alternative to Android and iOS, launched in select European and South American markets earlier this year. It’s been a little too quiet on the Firefox OS front since then, but Mozilla and its hardware partners are starting to stir once again. Mozilla announced today that it and its hardware partners are preparing to launch Firefox …

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ZTE Firefox OS Smartphone Coming to U.S. Next Year

Earlier this summer, Mozilla and its partners launched Firefox OS smartphones throughout Europe and South America. Though the mobile os certainly hasn’t displaced Android or iOS, the platform has evidently proved popular enough for manufacturers to keep on creating devices for it. A DigiTimes report today revealed that Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE is already developing a next-generation of its ZTE …

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Android May be Too Much For Low-Priced Smartphones

As the high-end smartphone market begins to be locked up by Apple, Samsung, LG, and others, smartphone manufacturers are now looking to the low-end market segment for growth in the industry. In particular, growing demand for low-priced smartphones is predicted to grow rapidly in countries such as China, Brazil, and India. However, a new report from DigiTimes Research predicts that …

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You Will Soon Be Able To Buy A Firefox OS Smartphone Through eBay

Have the Firefox OS launches across Europe and South America left you wanting your own alternative mobile OS? Unfortunately for you, Mozilla has yet to announce a solid release date for its new mobile OS in North America, and best estimates put the launch at next year. Worry not, however, as one of Mozilla’s hardware partners is willing to hook …

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Firefox OS Is Now Available In South America

Last month, Europeans were the first to get a taste of Firefox OS. Now two South American countries will get to see for themselves if Mozilla has something that can finally take on iOS and Android. Mozilla and Telefonica announced that they will be launching two Firefox OS devices today in Colombia and Venezuela. The devices in question – the …

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Firefox OS Launches In Poland Tomorrow

Firefox OS is already out in Spain thanks to Mozilla’s partnership with Telefonica. Now the new mobile OS will be coming to more of Europe with the help of Deutsche Telekom. Deutsche Telekom and Mozilla announced today that Firefox OS will launch in Poland on July 12 through T-Mobile. The mobile OS will also be made available in Hungary, Greece …

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Firefox OS Launching In Select Markets This Month

After two years of work, Mozilla is almost ready to launch Firefox OS (formerly known as Boot 2 Gecko) in some of the world’s emerging markets. Mozilla announced this morning that Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica are its first partners in launching Firefox OS smartphones. The carriers will begin selling the Alcatel One Touch Fire and ZTE Open later this month …

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