Firefox OS

Matchstick takes on Chromecast with Firefox OS

Matchstick takes on Chromecast with Firefox OS

Do you like the idea behind Chromecast but aren't so keen on the Chrome part of it all? A competitor has arisen on Kickstarter based on Firefox OS, allowing users to cast content to their television via a dongle in the same way. Though the funding campaign has only just begun, it is already off to a solid start.

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Intex Cloud FX is India’s first Firefox OS smartphone

Intex Cloud FX is India’s first Firefox OS smartphone

We might focus a lot on major mobile platforms like Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and even BlackBerry OS, but there are some like Tizen, Sailfish OS, and Firefox OS that still try to grab our attention, and sometimes our cash. Today, Mozilla is making such another attempt by partnering with Indian company Intex Technologoies to launch the Cloud FX smartphone, the first commercial device in India to bear Mozilla's Firefox OS platform.

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Mozilla Flame smartphone now shipping to developers

Mozilla Flame smartphone now shipping to developers

The Mozilla Flame phone for developers, having been available for pre-order for a few months, is now shipping. Mozilla calls this latest handset "a milestone in Firefox OS device releases", saying its specs pave the way for developers to get busy creating without the hassle of device-centric issues.

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Firefox OS reaches TV as Chromecast alternative

Firefox OS reaches TV as Chromecast alternative

A streaming media dongle to take on Google's Chromecast but running Mozilla's Firefox OS has been caught in the wild, taking what so far has been focused on smartphone form-factors into the living room instead. The market for streaming hardware has flourished over the past twelve months, with Google helping drive down prices with its $35 Chromecast, while Amazon challenged Apple TV with its voice-navigated Fire TV.

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Flame Firefox OS developer phone released for shipping

Flame Firefox OS developer phone released for shipping

The first developer-friendly Firefox OS smartphone has been made available to the public with the name "Flame" and a setup prepared for the mid-tier. This device works with a 4.5-inch display with FWVGA resolution (that’s 854 x 480 pixels) and a Qualcomm processor inside. The Flame will be available through EverBuying at first, and will be served updates by T2Mobile.

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ZTE Open C Firefox OS smartphone launches via eBay

ZTE Open C Firefox OS smartphone launches via eBay

ZTE has launched its Open C Firefox OS smartphone on eBay, making it available to consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and elsewhere via eBay's Global Buying Hub sites. For those ordering in the US, the handset is priced at $99.

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Geeksphone Revolution phone hits parts of Europe, pre-loaded with Android but Flashable to Firefox OS

Geeksphone Revolution phone hits parts of Europe, pre-loaded with Android but Flashable to Firefox OS

Geeksphone is a company that has made a couple smartphones that use Firefox OS rather than something more mainstream like Android. The company unveiled a new smartphone this year called the Geeksphone Revolution. When that smartphone landed, it sold for €222. Geeksphone has announced that it has cut the price of the phone and expanded availability of the Revolution.

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Firefox OS tablet specs detailed, offers quad-core processor

Firefox OS tablet specs detailed, offers quad-core processor

The first tablet running Mozilla's Firefox OS has had its specifications dropped by the company's Asa Dotzler over on his blog. Among them we get a look at the tablet itself running a Firefox OS build, and though there's still no word on when the tablet will hit shelves or what price range it'll be targeting, it seems things are shaping up nicely.

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Firefox OS smartphones aren’t coming to the US anytime soon

Firefox OS smartphones aren’t coming to the US anytime soon

Last month, a handset running Firefox OS was launched in Brazil, the LG Fireweb. If you've been holding out hope that one would be hitting shelves in the US sometime soon, you're out of luck -- at least for the foreseeable future. Mozilla has a strong focus on emerging markets with its mobile development, and while developers handsets are excluded from the statement, smartphones running Firefox OS won't be launched in the United States.

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LG Fireweb unveiled as maker’s first Firefox OS smartphone

LG Fireweb unveiled as maker’s first Firefox OS smartphone

LG will soon be launching its first-ever smartphone designed to run Firefox OS soon, doing so in Brazil in partnership with the local carrier Telefonica. The LG Fireweb, not surprisingly, is a lower-end handset meant for those in need of an entry-level device, putting it on par with many ZTE and Huawei handsets, for example.

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Firefox OS update 1.1 brings MMS, browser downloads, performance boost

Firefox OS update 1.1 brings MMS, browser downloads, performance boost

Mozilla is pushing out an update for its Firefox OS users, with version 1.1 bringing a host of new features, some improvements and enhancements, and additional language support. The company says both developer phones and users will be seeing the update become available soon, so those who aren't seeing it yet will have to wait a bit longer.

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Firefox OS finds its way onto APC Rock and Paper

Firefox OS finds its way onto APC Rock and Paper

APC has a pair of cheap developer boards that have similar hardware and different form factors. One of the products is called the APC Paper and the other is called the APC Rock. APC has announced that a new operating system is available for both of those hardware products.

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