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Now we know where failed smartphone platforms go to die

January 6th, 2015

One of the weirder trends that I’ve noticed at CES 2015 so far is the resurrection of three thought-to-be-dead smartphone platforms that have been brought back to life as smart TV platforms. Panasonic announced that its own smart TVs will run Mozilla’s Firefox OS, LG said that its new TVs would run on Palm’s beloved-but-defunct webOS, …

Mozilla Firefox OS Smartphone

This $33 smartphone is the first-generation iPhone of 2014

August 27th, 2014

Earlier this week, Mozilla unveiled its first-ever low-end smartphone for customers in India: the Intex Cloud FX. At just $33, the Firefox OS device is one of the cheapest smartphones on the market, but how do its specifications stand up to other cheap phones in emerging markets? The Cloud FX is clearly not meant to compete with …

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Mozilla plans to mow down rivals with an army of $25 smartphones

February 24th, 2014

Mozilla has teamed up with Chinese manufacturer Spreadtrum to try to create a $25 smartphone that runs Firefox OS. They aim to make a phone that will feature the Cortex A5-based SC6821 chipset, which was developed by Spreadtrum and supports WCDMA and EDGE networks. Noticeably absent is support for 4G LTE and the device’s screen …

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Mozilla might be the latest recruit in Samsung’s anti-Android army

November 29th, 2013

Samsung announced earlier this month that the Tizen Association had gained 36 powerful friends in the tech industry, but its latest partner might be the most valuable addition yet. According to a report at ZDNet Korea, Samsung’s Chief Secretary Wonsuk Lee revealed that the company will be working closely with Mozilla to foster a relationship between Tizen …

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Video: LG gives Android the cold shoulder with new Fireweb phone

October 23rd, 2013

It’s been a long time coming, but Firefox OS has finally made its way onto a phone from a from a major smartphone vendor. The LG Fireweb, LG’s first ever Firefox OS device, debuted in Brazil on Tuesday along with the Alcatel One Touch Fire. The LG Fireweb will feature a 4-inch screen with a 480 …

Mozilla Firefox Phone Sales

Firefox phones may have a future after all

August 20th, 2013

Expectations for Firefox OS smartphones have been decidedly low, especially since the new platform is entering an extremely crowded market that already includes iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. But The Telegraph reports that ZTE’s budget Firefox Open phone has done surprisingly well so far, as the Chinese company said that it has already sold …

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Mozilla co-founder calls Android too bloated to run on cheap hardware

July 2nd, 2013

The co-founder and CTO of Mozilla isn’t worried about entering a crowded mobile market. Brendan Eich explained that Mozilla isn’t looking to compete with high-end smartphones from Apple, Google or Microsoft. The company instead plans to attack the entry-level and feature phone markets with its FireFox OS, which he claims is better than Android for …

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Foxconn ramps up hiring to help with Firefox phones

June 24th, 2013

Mozilla’s Firefox OS looks like it’s about to a get a big boost in its quest to make a mark in the hugely competitive mobile industry. AllThingsD reports that manufacturing titan Foxconn “hopes to recruit up to 3,000 software engineers with chops in HTML 5 and cloud computing application programming in the months ahead” as …

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Apple device maker Hon Hai to launch Firefox tablet

May 28th, 2013

Reports emerged on Monday suggesting consumer electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn intended to build and launch its own devices as Apple’s growth begins to slow. Now, Reuters follows the report with details on what may be Foxconn parent company Hon Hai’s first new mobile device to launch as part of this effort. Reuters was only able …