Platform start-up picks up $100m funding

A device platform start-up led by a former Mozilla chief has apparently picked up $100 million in funding, with backing coming from an ambitious Chinese state-backed technology player, according to reports. Acadine Technologies is headed by Li Gong, the former …

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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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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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Half of world’s population on mobile web by 2020 – report

Half of the world’s population (3.8 billion people) will be connected to mobile internet by 2020, according to a report published by the international mobile operator association GSMA. The report, which focuses on digital inclusion and efforts made to connect ‘offline’ populations, said mobile web users in developing countries will double from 1.5 billion in […]

Mozilla makes Firefox apps available on Android

Software developer Mozilla began repackaging Firefox OS applications for the Android OS this week as it continues to champion open web technologies. Android users can now install apps designed and built for Firefox OS from the Firefox Marketplace and have them behave as they would on Mozilla’s platform.