Firefox OS

Firefox OS Keon and Peak developer phones revealed for eager coders

Firefox OS Keon and Peak developer phones revealed for eager coders

Mozilla has revealed its first devices for Firefox OS developers wanting to code for the new platform, with the so-called "Geeksphone" Keon and Peak handsets aiming for both the affordable and mid-tier of the smartphone market. Keon, the first Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone has surprisingly humble specifications for a modern device - a 1GHz Snapdragon S1, 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, and a 3-megapixel camera, for instance - but fits in perfectly with Mozilla's ambitions to dominate the entry-level market; meanwhile, its Peak sibling ramps up the specifications to a Snapdragon S4 dualcore.

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Mozilla launches Firefox OS Simulator 1.0

Mozilla launches Firefox OS Simulator 1.0

On November 15, Mozilla announced the prototype version of Firefox OS Simulator, a browser add-on for Firefox. Now the company has announced the arrival of Firefox OS Simulator version 1.0. Users can nab the browser add-on now from Mozilla.org; it only works on Firefox browser versions 16 through 17.x at the moment.

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ZTE phones with Firefox OS coming early 2013

ZTE phones with Firefox OS coming early 2013

There's still a lot we don't know about Mozilla's incoming Firefox OS, but today ZTE shed a little light on when it should be arriving. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that ZTE's first phones running Firefox OS should be landing sometime in the first quarter of 2013. There isn't a specific release date available yet, but that jibes pretty well with the release window we've been hearing for the elusive OS.

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Firefox OS Marketplace appears in leaked images

Firefox OS Marketplace appears in leaked images

Those of you hankering for another look at the incoming Firefox OS will be happy with this next piece of news. Engadget is playing host to a collection of leaked images that show off the Firefox OS Marketplace, giving us an idea of how we'll shop for apps using the OS. Of course, we use the term "shop" loosely since all of the apps that appear in the images are being offered for free, but what can you do?

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Firefox OS now available for testing

Firefox OS now available for testing

Those of you ready to move to the next big operating system for your phone, desktop, laptop, tablet, or whatever you've got on hand will be glad to know that Mozilla has moved to the next stage: beta testing for their Firefox OS. This operating system is made first for phones and tablets, but is available for testing only on your OS X, Windows, or Linus machine for the moment. Developers will be able to begin testing out whatever they've got on hand immediately.

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Firefox OS smartphones due 2013 as Mozilla reveals partners

Firefox OS smartphones due 2013 as Mozilla reveals partners

Mozilla has officially named its "Boot to Gecko" mobile platform, which will now be known as Firefox OS, and has signed up a clutch of carriers who have promised to back the new smartphone competitor. Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefonica and Telenor have all jumped on board with the HTML5-based OS, while ZTE and Alcatel One Touch will both be creating devices expected to launch in early 2013.

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