Mozilla has announced today that development on Firefox OS is going to stop after version 2.6 of its operating system for smartphones is released, finally ending speculation about the future of Firefox OS on smartphones. This announcement comes two months after the company said that its Firefox OS platform will no longer be available on mobile phones in the future. Mozilla had launched Firefox OS on smartphones to enable manufacturers […]
Mozilla has created an operating system that’s primarily aimed at low-end devices and chances are you can’t walk into a local carrier store and pick up a handset powered by Firefox OS. If you’ve been curious about the operating system and would like to take it for a spin, the good news is that you can now do it from the comfort of your Android handset. Mozilla is now allowing anyone with an Android […]
Dongles are all the rage these days, you have companies like Google and Amazon selling their own dongles while there are many other companies that are selling similar products. A Kickstarter project raised funds for Matchstick which was a Firefox OS powered dongle but unfortunately the project is being cancelled. Due to several reasons the team behind the Matchstick project has decided to cancel it and refund all of the […]
Considering how loyal Android users are, especially when you’ve invested a lot of time and money in curating an entire suite of apps, it’s hard to make the jump to a different platform, especially one whose ecosystem isn’t as populated. Now if you’ve always been curious as to what Firefox OS might be like without actually buying a Firefox phone, you’re in luck.The folks at Mozilla have recently released an […]
Mozilla tried to carve a niche for itself in the Android dominated smartphone market by coming out with $25 smartphones powered by Firefox OS. The idea was to provide these very cheap smartphones in emerging markets where customers who were purchasing their first smartphone could do so for a lot less than what they would spend on a cheap Android device. This strategy doesn’t seem to have worked because Mozilla […]
It looks like the world of smart TVs are about to get all the more interesting, not to mention smarter if Panasonic and Mozilla have anything to say about it. Basically, Panasonic of Japan has just rolled out their very first range of TVs that will run the Firefox OS operating system. Part of the new Viera smart TVs have just arrived in Europe, and are tipped to hit the […]
Streaming sticks are becoming popular. They are easy and cost effective ways of adding “smart” features to your TV provided that it has an HDMI port. These devices are capable of running apps and mirroring content from personal devices, so users not only have access to the content they have stored, but they can also stream content from services like Netflix and Hulu. Matchstick, a streaming stick powered by Firefox OS, […]
The bulk of HTC’s smartphones run on Android. It has dabbled with Windows Phone devices but for now the Taiwanese company’s handsets are almost exclusive to Google’s mobile operating system. That doesn’t mean it won’t look at other options. A rumor floating around today claims that the company is running tests on Firefox OS.
With several different smartphone platforms that one can choose from at the moment, it is safe to say that we’re spoilt for choice. You might like the features of a particular platform, but you might not like its design or its lack of apps or the lack of hardware that you can choose from, so what can you do?Well the good news is that Alcatel OneTouch has you covered. The […]
It was earlier this morning that we picked up word on the radar that KDDI of Japan has announced its very first smartphone that will run on the Firefox OS platform as opposed to the other more popular choices that are readily available – iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. The handset in question? The KDDI Fx0, which so happens to have been manufactured by the folks over at LG.
There are many who would argue that Apple’s iOS platform is a closed platform, meaning that developers only get to access whatever Apple decides to let them access. Google’s Android on the other hand is slightly more open, which has led to the creation of many different Android ROMs as well as allowed OEMs to create their own custom versions of Android.However it seems that Mozilla’s chief technology officer Andreas […]
While we have heard much about Mozilla’s Firefox OS in recent times, perhaps it is time to shift the attention a wee bit and concentrate the proverbial spotlight on the Android mobile operating system. Thanks to the introduction of Firefox for Android 29, Firefox OS now gains the ability and capability to run on Android devices, and all of this is made possible simply because the apps happen to be […]
Earlier this year in February Mozilla announced that it had partnered up with Spreadtrum, a China-based chipmaker, to develop Firefox OS smartphones that cost under $25. There might not be much market for these devices in the West but in markets like Indonesia and India they can do very well. Mozilla has now announced that its teaming up with two local manufacturers in India to bring ultra-low-cost Firefox OS smartphones to the […]