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Mozilla working on Firefox for OUYA

Mozilla working on Firefox for OUYA

The OUYA gaming console has attracted the attention of both gamers and game developers, but it's also attracting the attention of the folks over at Mozilla. The developers behind the Firefox web browser are making a version specifically for the OUYA gaming console, allowing open-source gamers to browse the web using one of the world's most popular web browsers.

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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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Firefox 18 offers Retina support for Macs, speeds things up with IonMonkey

Firefox 18 offers Retina support for Macs, speeds things up with IonMonkey

Earlier today, Mozilla released Firefox 18, which brings with it a host of new features and improvements, including Retina display for Mac support. Thanks to the IonMonkey JavaScript compiler, Web games and apps are up to 25-percent faster, while Android Firefox users now get search suggestions while typing. You can download the latest release from the Firefox website.

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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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Facebook Messenger for Firefox launches

Facebook Messenger for Firefox launches

Back in October, we mentioned that Firefox was looking for users to help the test its new Firefox Social API. At the time, the testing involved using the Facebook Messenger for Firefox add on that was in beta. This week Facebook Messenger for Firefox is officially available for all users.

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Firefox Beta 18.0 supports Retina Display

Firefox Beta 18.0 supports Retina Display

Mozilla has launched its latest Firefox beta for mobile and desktop, bringing a host of new features, including Retina Display support. Also tossed into the mix is W3C Touch Event support, as well as opt-in search suggestions and improved phishing security for Android users. You can nab the latest download over at the Mozilla website.

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Mozilla kills 64-bit Firefox browser for Windows despite lots of users

Mozilla kills 64-bit Firefox browser for Windows despite lots of users

This is rather odd. Mozilla has reportedly discontinued the 64-bit version of Firefox for Windows. The 64-bit version of the browser was available for Windows computer users in testing. The announcement was made by Mozilla via one of its Google Groups titled "Turning off win64 builds."

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Firefox for Android now supports millions of ARMv6 smartphones

Firefox for Android now supports millions of ARMv6 smartphones

Firefox for Android can now be used on millions of additional devices due to added support for many smartphones running ARMv6 processors. Previously, the app was only supported on phones using ARMv7 processors, as well as running Android 2.2 or higher. This furthers Mozilla's stated mission to "bring the Web to as many people as we can."

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Firefox wants you to help test its new Social API

Firefox wants you to help test its new Social API

Social integration is a big thing these days, and today Mozilla is ready to begin beta testing its new Firefox Social API. The end goal for the Social API is to eventually have integration with a number of different social sites, but today, the only thing the team has ready to go is Facebook Chat integration. If you're ready to see what Firefox will look like in the not-to-distant future, then Mozilla wants you to help test this new feature.

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Firefox 16 launches with new developer tools, Reader Mode for Android

Firefox 16 launches with new developer tools, Reader Mode for Android

Mozilla is still keeping up with their promise for rapid releases of their Firefox web browser, and it actually just seems like yesterday when the company released Firefox 15 to the public. However, version 16 is out today and it comes with some pretty substantial features for several different platforms.

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Firefox updates Android and Desktop with “BrowserQuest” action

Firefox updates Android and Desktop with “BrowserQuest” action

Mozilla's newest duo of updates is coming on today in the form of updates for both their desktop web browser and Android web browser interfaces - complete with a browser-based game to make it all worthwhile! With the desktop version update you'll be getting reduced memory usage for browsing with add-ons as well as lovely new tidbits like a new JavaScript Debugger. The Android version of Firefox brings a plethora of requested updates such as Flash for Honeycomb devices, a personalized start page, and - you guessed it - support for tablet-sized devices as well!

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Google Chrome grabs one third of the global browser market

Google Chrome grabs one third of the global browser market

For a long time Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser sat on a lofty perch well beyond the reach of other browsers on the market. Over the last several years, Internet Explorer has started to lose market share to other browsers such as Firefox and Google Chrome. In fact, Chrome was the most popular browser for a while back in May of this year.

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