by Stephen Schenck | September 3, 2012 5:02 PM
Mozilla's Firefox OS is one of the smartphone platform underdogs we're going to be keeping an eye on as we get into 2013. It's an ambitious effort, and while it may not shake-up the smartphone ecosystem as a whole, there's a lot of potential for it, especially with the kind of super-budget-priced hardware we've been hearing about. We've known that the whole platform, apps and all, will be built upon HTML5, but haven't seen much as to how you'll actually get your hands on those apps. A new leak attempts to reveal some of those details, showing off the Firefox Marketplace. Compared to the ...
by Stephen Schenck | July 19, 2012 4:39 PM
We first knew it as Boot 2 Gecko, but earlier this month, Mozilla gave its ambitious new smartphone operating system project a new name: Firefox OS. What once sounded like the sort of side project some engineers tinker with in their spare time started to become much more fleshed-out, with the project picking up carrier and hardware partners, aiming towards a platform launch in early 2013. As Mozilla works towards that goal, some new imagery of the OS has arrived, giving us a look at the progress that's been made. Update: This stuff, while newer than we had seen before, is apparently itself ...
by Stephen Schenck | July 2, 2012 12:10 PM
Over the past several months, Mozilla's Boot to Gecko project, first announced last year, has been building-up steam. The new operating system, built all around the idea of HTML5-based apps, has seemed to be coming more and more together, and we heard about some early plans for actually bringing smartphones running the OS to market. Today, Mozilla's made a major announcement regarding the project, which gets a new name and sees support from a number of industry players. If you thought that the Boot To Gecko name was a bit ungraceful, Mozilla has decided to re-brand the platform as Firefox ...
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