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DisARMed: Geeksphone's next high-end mobe to pack Intel x86 inside

Spanish startup Geeksphone has announced that its next smartphone model will be its first to be powered by an Intel mobile processor. The upcoming Geeksphone Revolution, which the company has been teasing since November, will be based on an Intel Atom Z2560, part of Chipzilla's "Clover Trail+" line, Geeksphone said in an …
Neil McAllister, 20 Dec 2013
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Google underwrites Firefox another year, even as Chrome outpaces it

Analysis The good news for the Mozilla Foundation is that its revenues for calendar year 2012 were nearly double what they were the previous year. The bad news is that the lion's share of those funds once again came from internet advertising mega-giant Google. The nonprofit published its latest annual report and audited financial …
Neil McAllister, 23 Nov 2013
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LG opts for a Brazilian, lobs out low-powered Firefox OS mobe Fireweb

South Korean electronics giant LG has joined the likes of Alcatel, Geeksphone, and ZTE by offering a handset based on the Mozilla Foundation's open-source Firefox OS platform. The LG Fireweb is not only the first such device from LG, but it's also the first phone from any company to ship with Firefox OS 1.1 preinstalled. …
Neil McAllister, 23 Oct 2013
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Firefox OS update adds performance, polish to Mozilla's webby mobes

The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox OS 1.1, the first significant update to the web-based smartphone platform it launched in July. "Just weeks after the first Firefox OS phones hit the market, an update is being made available adding new features, support for a number of new languages and significant performance …
Neil McAllister, 10 Oct 2013
ZTE Open, the Firefox OS smartphone

ZTE Open: This dirt-cheap smartphone is a swing and a miss

Review Of the various open source Android challengers currently under development, the Mozilla Foundation's Firefox OS was the first to reach the market with actual, commercially available products. The ZTE Open smartphone is one such product. Unfortunately, that's about all it's got going for it. When ZTE started selling the Open …
Neil McAllister, 13 Sep 2013
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ZTE's $80 Firefox OS mobe sells out on eBay

If you were hoping to get your hands on ZTE's first Firefox OS phone and you don't live in one of the markets where it was picked up by a mobile carrier, you may be out of luck for now. The Chinese smartphone maker put a limited stock of its new ZTE Open handset up for sale to customers worldwide last Friday, exclusively via …
Neil McAllister, 19 Aug 2013
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ZTE to flog Firefox OS mobe worldwide via eBay

Chinese mobile maker ZTE has announced plans to sell a smartphone running the Mozilla Foundation's Firefox OS worldwide via online auction site eBay. The company said the orange-colored version of the ZTE Open would go on sale "soon" for $79.99 on eBay's US site and £59.99 in the UK, though no specific date was given. "The …
Neil McAllister, 12 Aug 2013

Spanish mobile startup offers Firefox OS phones to world+dog

Geeksphone, the Spanish startup that launched the first commercially available Firefox OS developer phones in April, has announced that it will soon release a version of one of its handsets that's suitable for general consumers. The new phone is an improved version of the Peak, one of the two Firefox OS mobes the company …
Neil McAllister, 25 Jul 2013
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Top Mozillans dream of quarterly Firefox OS updates ... and users, too

Mozilla hopes to pump out a new version of its smartphone Firefox OS every three months - and wants to lock mobile networks to this roadmap of updates. As well as the quarterly upgrades, the non-profit software developer announced security updates to the two trailing versions of the operating system will be produced every six …
Gavin Clarke, 22 Jul 2013
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Firefox OS mobilises HTML5, without the added Steve Jobs

Review Do you want to build applications for Firefox OS? The first step is to head over to the Mozilla website and sign up for a developer kit. Just kidding, there's no developer kit. There are also no developer fees and no new programming languages to learn. You can start building apps for Firefox OS today, using nothing more than …
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Firefox OS starting small but thinking big says Mozilla CTO

There's much talk in the mobile operating systems market about a third player breaking the Android and iOS duopoly. BlackBerry and Windows Phone 8 certainly want to be that player, but Mozilla's CTO Brendan Eich tells El Reg that Firefox OS might have the secret sauce that could severely disrupt the market. "We're being open …
Iain Thomson, 1 Jul 2013
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Foxconn recruiting 3,000-strong army to work on Firefox OS

Foxconn is a firm believer in the Mozilla Foundation's open source Firefox OS – so much so that the Taiwanese electronics giant is reportedly planning to beef up its software staff by as many as 3,000 workers to help support the platform. Mozilla and Foxconn announced a "wide-ranging partnership" earlier this month, with …
Neil McAllister, 21 Jun 2013
Photo of the Keon Firefox OS phone from Geeksphone

Foxconn signs on to build Firefox OS devices for clients

Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn, best known in the West for assembling Apple's iPhones, has announced its support for the Mozilla Foundation's web standards–based Firefox OS. The gizmo-maker said at a press event in Taipei on Monday that it had entered into "a wide-ranging partnership" with Mozilla, though no …
Photo of the Keon Firefox OS phone from Geeksphone

First batch of Firefox OS phones sells out in hours

The first batch of phones based on the Mozilla Foundation's open source Firefox OS has sold out, mere hours after they were announced for sale. As we press the big, red Publish button on this story, Geeksphone, the Spanish startup that designed and built the devices, has shut down its online store, replacing it with a notice …
Neil McAllister, 23 Apr 2013
Photo of the Keon Firefox OS phone from Geeksphone

First Firefox OS developer phones to launch on Tuesday

Developers who are interested in building apps for the Mozilla Foundation's web standards–based Firefox OS will be able to get their hands on the first handsets running the open source platform beginning on Tuesday. As The Reg has previously reported, the phones will be manufactured by Spanish startup Geeksphone and will be …
Neil McAllister, 22 Apr 2013
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Mozilla's Persona beta adds password-free Yahoo! logins

The Mozilla Foundation has shipped a second public beta of its Persona web-login technology featuring a new capability called Identity Bridging, which makes it easier for users to access sites using only their email addresses and no additional passwords. "The goal of Persona is simple: we want to eliminate passwords on the Web …
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Sony lifts skirt on Firefox OS with developer ROM for Xperia E

The Mozilla Foundation doesn't expect the first phones running its Firefox OS to appear until this summer – and even then, only in select markets – but developers can start tinkering with the platform on real hardware today, thanks to Sony Mobile. Just days after Mozilla announced the first commercial release of Firefox OS at …
Neil McAllister, 27 Feb 2013

Spanish startup to ship first Mozilla-phones

Mozilla has taken a small step closer to finding out whether the world wants another smartphone operating system, with Spanish startup Geeksphone (working with Telefonica) announcing developer previews of two Firefox-based devices. Details are relatively sketchy about the two Qualcomm Snapdragon-based 3G mobiles. One, the Keon …

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