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Mozilla Has Made a $25 Smartphone That Runs Firefox OS

Mozilla Has Made a $25 Smartphone That Runs Firefox OS

An iPhone fanboy will sneer at it. A long-term Android user will have unpleasant flashbacks to the early versions of Google's operating system. But Mozilla's $25 Firefox OS smartphone is real. I toyed with a prototype Sunday at its debut at Mobile World Congress here, and I have to say, I'm impressed -- given the price. ...

Mozilla to Begin Including Ads in Firefox’s New Tab Page

Mozilla to Begin Including Ads in Firefox’s New Tab Page

Advertisements? In my virgin tab page? It's more likely than you think, new Firefox user. That's because Mozilla will soon launch Directory Tiles, a program that'll ensure you see something other than blank squares the very first time you launch the browser. Instead, it'll populate those spaces with various Mozilla links ...

Mozilla Upgrades Firefox OS to 1.1, Prepares to Launch in More Markets

Mozilla Upgrades Firefox OS to 1.1, Prepares to Launch in More Markets

Mozilla’s HTML5-based open mobile platform Firefox OS, which bagged support from a raft of carriers at the start of this year as a low cost alternative to Android-based smartphones, is gearing up to launch in more markets. New device hardware running FFOS is also incoming, Mozilla said Wednesday in a blog – although ...

ZTE Open to Sell Firefox Phone on eBay for $80

ZTE Open to Sell Firefox Phone on eBay for $80

Yes, the ZTE Open is hauling its laggy self to America by way of the manufacturer's eBay store. Early adopters who want to get a head start with Firefox OS, or regular buyers looking for a cheap device that can handle things like Nokia HERE maps and social networking integration, will be able to Buy It Now for $79.99 (or ...

Mozilla’s Firefox OS Devices Finally Hit Store Shelves

Mozilla’s Firefox OS Devices Finally Hit Store Shelves

After almost two years of development, Mozilla on Tuesday officially launched Firefox OS devices in stores. At the same time, the company has opened up payments for developers interested in charging for their apps or charging for content inside their apps. Last week, the first commercial Firefox OS devices arrived in Spain ...

Firefox OS Phones Sold Out in a Few Hours, More on the Way

Firefox OS Phones Sold Out in a Few Hours, More on the Way

Geeksphone, the smartphone OEM startup based out of Madrid, put the first Firefox OS developer phones on sale early Tuesday morning, offering the Keon for $119 and the more powerful Peak for $194. Both devices are the first hardware to be offered with Firefox OS on board, and both devices are now listed as “Out of ...

First Firefox Phones to Launch in June, But Not in US

First Firefox Phones to Launch in June, But Not in US

Speaking at AllThingsD’s Dive Into Mobile conference on Monday, Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs announced that the first Firefox OS smartphones will launch around June, Business Insider reported. The executive revealed that initial availability will be limited to emerging markets including Venezuela, Poland, Brazil, Portugal and ...

Mozilla’s ‘Persona’ Aims to Eliminate User Names, Passwords

Mozilla’s ‘Persona’ Aims to Eliminate User Names, Passwords

Mozilla has released a second beta of its distributed online identity system, Mozilla Persona. The Persona project is Mozilla’s effort to tackle online identity management by eliminating usernames and passwords. Instead, Persona shifts the focus away from individual websites and handles the login details for you, using ...

Mozilla is Trying to Port Unreal Engine 3 Onto Firefox

Mozilla is Trying to Port Unreal Engine 3 Onto Firefox

Mozilla wants the Web to be a platform that's fit for any purpose. That's why the company is investing in Firefox OS—to fight back against the proliferation of platform-specific smartphone apps—and it's why the company has been working on WebGL, in order to bring 3D graphics to the browser, Emscripten, a tool for ...

Firefox is Also Reportedly Working on a Smartwatch

Firefox is Also Reportedly Working on a Smartwatch

Rumors have been swirling about Apple and Samsung building smartwatches, but they're not the only ones. One Chinese company is reportedly looking to get into the time-keeping game Firefox OS. Known for its e-readers and an Android-fueled smartwatch released last year, a subdivision of massive Chinese tech outfit Shanda ...