Mozilla revamps Firefox OS strategy

Mozilla is refocusing its Firefox OS efforts, acknowledging that it has “not seen sufficient traction for a $25 phone”, and that instead it will “focus on efforts that provide a better user experience, rather than focusing on cost alone”. Its …

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Mozilla sends out Firefox for iOS app invitation

Mozilla is looking for beta testers for the iOS app version of its Firefox browser which should soon be available on the App Store, according to TechCrunch. An ‘iOS Beta Program – Invitation Request’ was sent to potential testers which …

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Orange kicks off Africa Firefox OS rollout

Orange launched its first Firefox OS devices in Africa, with sales beginning in Senegal and Madagascar, as part of a strategy to drive mobile internet growth across Africa and the Middle East. According to a statement from Mozilla, the company …

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Tappx app promotion extended to Firefox OS

Tappx, an open cross-promotion app community, will offer its free advertising service for Firefox OS, enabling developers to “promote their apps and maximise downloads for free, eliminating the need for unnecessary marketing spend”. Tappx is based on a collaborative sharing …

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Mozilla set for more management changes

Mozilla is parting company with two senior executives – including a senior mobile leader – in what TechCrunch suggested could be a wider restructuring of the organisation. The most high-profile departure is Li Gong (pictured), president of Mozilla, who has …

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Mozilla sees Firefox OS momentum beyond smartphones

LIVE FROM CES 2015: Mozilla announced a number of developments with its Firefox OS platform, which it said shows the flexibility of the platform “across device categories and user experiences”. The most high-profile product was Panasonic’s Life+ Screen 4K Ultra …

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KDDI set for Japanese Firefox OS device debut

Operator KDDI announced the launch of the first Firefox OS smartphone targeting the Japanese market, with the device also seeing the introduction of a number of new technologies including 4G support and HD display. Called Fx0, it is manufactured for …

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New Mozilla CEO steps down after 11 days

Open source software provider Mozilla’s co-founder and new CEO Brendan Eich has stepped down from his role just eleven days into his role. Eich was appointed CEO last Monday but the firm announced his resignation yesterday following backlash from Mozila’s developer community over his political views.