Brendan Eich, co-founder and CTO of Mozilla, has claimed that the Firefox OS is better than Android for low-end smartphones and believes that Android is too bloated to run on cheap hardware, TheVerge reports. Eich has cleared in his briefing at an event in San Francisco that the company is not 'aiming high and trying to crash into Fortress Apple, into Fortress Google,' but is focusing mainly on the other end of the market. This means that Mozilla s all new Firefox OS has been developed specifically for low-end smartphones.
Mozilla has announced that the Firefox browser has hit version 22. Now, developers can create high performance web applications, and users will also be able to make video calls and share files directly from the browser. Importantly, all this will happen without the need of plugins or third party software.
Mozilla has updated its Firefox web browser, bolstering privacy controls on the browser by leaps and bounds. Users can now open a new private browsing window with an existing browsing session, so the user need not close an existing window. This also holds true for the Android version of the web browser.
Mozilla Firefox OS makes its first landing on ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire smartphones, both of which are flaunting the new OS at the MWC. While announcing the launch of the Firefox OS, Mozilla also disclosed its partners including ZTE, Alcatel, Huawei and LG as phone manufacturers, Qualcomm for providing Snapdragon chipsets, and so far 18 operators for bundled services. The ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire initiate the Firefox OS journey in the mobile market, while LG and Huawei will join in a bit later latter. Here we tell you more on, besides the OS, what all do these phones hold for the users.
Mozilla has launched its much awaited Firefox OS at MWC today. The all new operating system supports HTML5 and Web technologies, and will provide an open platform to the carriers as well as app developers for creating a better ecosystem. It mainly focuses on the lower-end markets and has been developed keeping the feature phones users in mind.
Mozilla has announced that its popular Firefox browser is getting a social API that has the Facebook Messenger for Firefox now baked in to the browser. Users will need to manually enable this feature. This is an important integration considering users spend 20 percent of their time on social website and Facebook is the biggest social network of them all.
Mozilla is busy giving the finishing touches to its Firefox OS as it prepares to launch the first smartphone with Telefonica later this year. On of the biggest USP of Firefox OS (Boot To Gecko or B2G) that both Mozilla and Telefonica are promoting is that developers would be able to create applications for the platform using HTML5 tools. However, in the absence of devices and good desktop test environments, developers seem to be facing problems in creating apps that would run well on the final OS. That problem has now been sorted with, believe it or not, a Firefox browser add-on! Essentially, anyone who has a computer running Firefox browser can take a look at Firefox OS.
Barely two weeks after the first set of screenshots from Mozilla's upcoming Firefox OS for smartphones leaked on the Internet, we have the official screenshots that show new features of the platform. The images were published a few hours ago by Robert Nyman, a technical evangelist for Mozilla. The current screenshots are a work in progress and Nyman warns they change all the time but it is clear that the platform draws heavy "inspirations" majorly from Android and some elements of iOS. Check out our gallery below and read on for more after the break. [nggallery id=179]
Back at the Mobile World Congress, Mozilla showed off its cloud based Boot to Gecko project, which was essentially a cloud based mobile OS based on HTML 5. Recently, TechWeeklyEurope got their hands on a bunch of screenshots of the OS and things look to be on schedule for a launch next year.
Mozilla has announced it has rebranded its HTML5 based platform for smartphones from "Boot to Gecko" to Firefox OS. The platform, which is being represented as "fully open" will enable HTML5-based web apps to have the same API access as native apps on a smartphone.
A couple of days ago Mozilla teased a preview of revamped version of its Firefox browser for Android and today it has officially released the browser on the Google Play market. Mozilla is promising a significant performance boost in the new Firefox browser for Android with it claiming Firefox leading the browser pack in the SunSpider benchmark.
Ever since Microsoft announced a version of Windows 8 on ARM architecture (Windows RT), there has been a lot of confusion over the two separate desktop and metro environments. Weirdly, the two environments even have two different versions of Internet Explorer. What's worse, on Windows RT for ARM chips, Microsoft will not allow third parties to develop applications for the desktop mode. And here is where Mozilla and Google have come out against Microsoft for not allowing desktop versions of their popular web browsers.
Ever since it was launched Google Chrome has been chipping away on the dominant marketshare of Microsoft s Internet Explorer which comes pre-loaded with Windows. Chrome s quest of becoming the world s most used browser was realized on March 18 2012, albeit for only a day. StatsCounter has issued a graph which extrapolates Chrome s jump to being the number one browser on the planet for March 18, however then it also noted that Internet Explorer quickly regained reigns of its number one position the next day.