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Firefox updated for iOS and Android with dark mode theme and improved tabs


Firefox updated for iOS and Android


Mozilla has released a new version of Firefox for Android and iOS which brings a few new features and improvements to the mobile browser. Among the changes is the ability to change your Firefox theme from dark to light.

Mozilla releases Firefox for iOS beta


Mozilla releases Firefox for iOS betaMozilla has released a beta version of Firefox for iOS, which means iPhone and iPad users will soon be able to use the popular web browser on their devices.

For a brief period earlier today, Firefox recruited beta testers willing to test-drive its iOS browser, but it looks like applications are no longer accepted.

Mozilla Firefox 36 now available for download


Mozilla Firefox 30Mozilla has released the final version of Firefox version 36.0 for desktops along with Firefox for Android version 36.0. The new version brings the ability for users to sync tiles that have been pinned on the New Tab page across their devices through Firefox Sync. Meanwhile Firefox for Android will gain a new, tablet optimized user interface which is useful for larger screened devices, giving them a more desktop like feel.

Mozilla Flame


Mozilla Flame (front)Mozilla Flame (rear)

The Mozilla Flame is a smartphone manufactured by Alcatel which runs Firefox OS. Its specs include a 4.5 inch touch display, 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, a 5MP rear camera with LED flash, a 2MP front camera for video calls and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM.

The Flame is a developer reference device, to help developers to test and evaluate their content before releasing it to the public. 

The full Mozilla Flame specifications follow:

Flame with Firefox OS now available to developers


Mozilla Flame

is a Firefox OS reference device from Alcatel, which is meant to help developers test out their content on Firefox OS and make sure the apps they write will work on the OS. The device is now being shipped out to Mozillians (individuals or groups that were involved in the Mozilla Project) or developers that bought the device when it went up for pre-orders in May.

The Flame features a 4.5 inch touch display with a 480 by 854 pixel resolution, 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD, a 5MP rear camera, a 2MP front camera, a 1800mAh battery, dual SIM functionality, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 3.0 and a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 200 processor with RAM which can be adjusted between 256MB and 1GB. The Flame comes with an unlocked bootloader and is carrier unlocked, and it also features quad-band GSM+UMTS support so you should be able to use in wherever you live.

The device is available for purchase through everybuying.com, for $170 which includes global shipping. However keep in mind that you may have to pay additional custom fees depending on your country.

Mozilla has also released a series of videos which cover an Introduction to the Flame device, Settings it up, Changing the RAM, Flashing a new Firefox OS image. You can check them out in the following slideshow or by following the source link below.




source - Mozilla | MobileSyrup


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Firefox phones costing $50 to launch in India


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Last year we saw Firefox OS powered smartphones launched in Europe and Latin America. Since it was only able to cooperate with as many as two carriers in each country, the platform has only managed to sell an underwhelming one million devices. Now Mozilla wants to expand their Firefox OS platform to the Indian market.

Starting this July, we can expect a range of inexpensive Firefox OS devices to be launched in India, priced at around $50. To reach such competitive price tags, Mozilla has partnered with entry-level chip developer Spreadtrum Communications and a number of designers and manufacturers, achieving the cost of $25 per smartphone produced. This time around, they are backed by 10 hardware makers and more than 20 carriers. With that in mind, the goal Mozilla has set for itself is 10 million devices sold by the end of next year.

In addition to smartphones, Firefox OS is about to inhabit tablets, developed by Foxconn Electronics and VIA Technologies, and some of Panasonic's own Smart TVs.


source - DigiTimes

Mozilla's Chrome-cast like streaming stick based on Firefox OS demonstrated on video


Mozilla Firefox OS streaming stick

We recently told you that Microsoft may be planning to release its own Surface-branded Miracast dongle to challenge the Google Chromecast. However it looks like Mozilla already has one of its own in the works based on Firefox OS, which even connects with Chromcast enabled apps out of the box.



The home screen interface of the Mozilla streamer looks quite a lot like the Chromecast, with the substitution of "Fling" for "Cast" as the operative verb. Apps that can connect to Chromecast will see the Mozilla stick as a casting target, and most of them allegedly work as intended. The video only shows YouTube playback, but the interface is oddly complex for a device with no remote control. It should also be able to mirror tabs from Firefox browsers.

It is not known who Mozilla is teaming with to manufacture the streaming stick, but we should learn more about this device in a few weeks. If it actually does work correctly with Chromecast apps, the Firefox OS streaming stick will make a great alternative to the Chromecast -- the device will have open source software with an open bootloader. Though, pricing will probably be the determining factor.


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Mozilla Firefox 30 is now available for download - Here's what is new


Mozilla Firefox 30Mozilla has just released Firefox version 30.0 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. Firefox 30 is a minor update in terms of functionality that has been added or changed in the browser. This is in stark contrast to Firefox 29 which introduced the Australis interface to the browser.

You can download the update to your device by heading over to Help > About on your Firefox browser or by pointing your browser to Firefox.com. You can also download the latest version and install the update manually using the links which follow

Mozilla Firefox 29 is now available with major redesign and Firefox account integration


Mozilla Firefox 29Mozilla has just released a major update for Firefox, bringing version 30.0 along with the Australis user interface, which the company has been working on for almost two years. This is the most radical design change to the Firefox user interface in recent history, giving it a more Chrome like feel rather than the Firefox interface we are used to.

You can download the update to your device by heading over to Help > About on your Firefox browser or by pointing your browser to Firefox.com. You can also download the latest version and install the update manually using the links which follow

Mozilla Firefox 28 is now available for download


Mozilla has released Firefox version 28.0 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android platforms. The update brings a few new features and improvements to the web browser. Version 28 of Firefox for Windows was also supposed to bring the long-awaited Windows 8 Metro version of the browser, but it was removed from the final version citing poor demand.

You can download the update to your device by heading over to Help > About on your Firefox browser or by pointing your browser to Firefox.com. You can also download the latest version and install the update manually using the links which follow:

Mozilla plans to bring a $25 Firefox OS phone


Smartphones have gotten cheaper and faster, but it’s still hard to find many smartphones under $100, and there are almost none under $50. Mozilla, the company behind the popular browser and the Firefox OS, wants to change this and has signed a partnership to make the world’s cheapest smartphone, a $25 Firefox OS smartphone.

The $25 smartphone is expected to feature up to a 3.5-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels (by the way, this is the exact size and resolution that the iPhone 3GS had), integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM Radio and a camera function. It will also support a traditional phone and browser apps that come with Firefox OS, and will have access to an ecosystem of web and HTML5 apps. The reference design also includes a basic, 2-megapixel rear camera. The plan is for this to be a much more feature-packed offering than dirt-cheap feature phones that are traditionally sold at similar prices.

A Mozilla reference phone that ultimately will hit the market as a $25 device for customers
who don't have the funds for higher-end phones.
In order to make all this possible, Mozilla signed a deal with Chinese fabless chip maker Spreadtrum to use its just-unveiled SC8621 silicon. The chip is well integrated to optimize for cost as much as possible, and this kind of $25 smartphones are what it aims for.

Mozilla and Spreadtrum have also done the work on integrating Firefox OS with SC6821 and SC7710 WCDMA smartphone chipsets, and will soon complete a turnkey reference design for the SC7715, a chip with integrated connectivity.



Right now, Firefox OS is on three devices offered on four carriers and covering 15 markets. In 2014, Mozilla hopes to further expand into Latin America and Deutsche Telekom will offer its Firefox OS phones in new European markets.


source - CNET

Firefox 27 is now available for download



Mozilla Firefox 27Mozilla has released Firefox 27 for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. The update reportedly makes the web browser faster, more secure and more social on the desktop platforms. Firefox for Android has also been updated with a fix for Flash on KitKat, WebRTC, new languages, UI tweaks and more.


You can download the update to your device by heading over to Help > About on your Firefox browser or by pointing your browser to Firefox.com. You can also download the latest version and install the update manually using the links which follow:

Firefox 25 is now available for download


Mozilla Firefox 25Mozilla has released Firefox 25 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android devices. The update brings a few new changes and improvements including Web Audio support to desktop browsers and a new guest browsing mode for Android. You will find the detailed update change-log after the break

You can download the update to your device by heading over to Help > About on your Firefox browser or by pointing your browser to Firefox.com. You can also download the latest version and install the update manually using the links which follow:

Firefox 23 is now available for download


Mozilla has released Firefox version 23 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The update brings several new features and improvements including a slight modification to the logo. The desktop versions offer a new filter system that helps stop insecure content from any kind of unwanted threat. Although your HTTPS websites are secure as such, they often include non-secure content, but the filter in place will now mean that such content cannot be compromised.

You can download the update to your device by heading over to Help > About on your Firefox browser or by pointing your browser to Firefox.com. You can also download the latest version and install the update manually using the links which follow:

Firefox 22 is now available for download


Mozilla Firefox 22Mozilla has released Firefox version 22 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The new version brings several new features and improvements to the web browser, including support for 3D gaming, video calls and file sharing. The update also offers developers enhanced compatibility with less requirement for plugins and other unnecessary third-party installations.

You can download the update to your device by heading over to Help > About on your Firefox browser or by pointing your browser to Firefox.com. You can also download the latest version and install the update manually using the links which follow:

Firefox 21 is now available for download


Mozilla has released Firefox 21 for Windows, Mac and Linux computers along with Android devices. The new version brings a few new features and improvements, including three tracking options: “Do Track,” “Do Not Track,” and “no preference.” The update also brings an all-new startup suggestion system which allows users to streamline their app startup time. There is also a Firefox Health Report which allows users to fine tune their browsing experience.

You can download the update to your device by heading over to Help > About on your Firefox browser or by pointing your browser to Firefox.com. You can also download the latest version and install the update manually using the links which follow:
Firefox for Android has also been updated and brings several new performance improvements and bug fixes along with new features, which include a new Holo user interface and the ability for users to save their media files. 

You can download the update directly on your device through the Google Play Store or by using the link which follows:

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It looks like Mozilla has paid attention to the update across all platforms and the release looks to be very smooth and stable during our tests.

Firefox 20 is now available for download



Mozilla has released Firefox 20 for Windows, Mac and Linux computers. The new version brings enhancements to private browsing, a new Download Manager and 'getUserMedia' for developers. This release follows Firefox version 19 which was released on February 19th

Mozilla has also released Firefox 20 for Android which you can download through the Google Play Store.

You can download the update on your Windows, Mac OS or Linux computers by heading over to Help > About on your Firebox browser or by pointing your browser to Firefox.com. You can also download the latest version and install the update manually using the links which follow:

Firefox includes a new enhancement to private browsing that allows you to open a new private browsing window without closing or changing your current browsing session. You can quickly switch to private browsing mode if you want to buy a a gift for your loved one without them finding out.



The update also includes a new Download Manager in the Firefox toolbar, which allows you to monitor, view and locate downloaded files without having to switch to another window. This makes it much easier to download files using Firefox.



Developers can take advantage of getUserMedia which is an important part of the WebRTC specification. It allows developers to quickly and easily write code that accesses the user's camera or microphone. Firefox also includes a developer toolbox which provides quick access to developer tools in one convenient window and gives developers easy to remember ways to switch between tools. The Canvas Blend Modes allow developers to define how they want Canvas to daw over an existing image to create different visual effects.

Mozilla Firefox OS - Video Demo


Firefox-OSMozilla’s CEO Gary Kovacs recently revealed that their HTML5 based Firefox OS devices will be available in the U.S. sometime in 2014. This year it will be arriving in countries like Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Venezuela with additional markets expected to be announced soon. The devices will be manufactured by LG, Huawei, ZTE and Alcatel and will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.

Mozilla has released a video which demonstrates some of the interesting features of Firefox OS, including the ability to search for movies on the device, which displays a list of movie-related apps like Fandango and IMDB.


Firefox OS, which is an open source platform like Android and will attempt to make a name for itself in regions which aren't dominated by Android or iOS before it become more vastly available.
"Firefox OS brings the freedom and unbounded innovation of the open Web to mobile users everywhere. With the support of our vibrant community and dedicated partners, our goal is to level the playing field and usher in an explosion of content and services that will meet the diverse needs of the next two billion people online."-Gary Kovacs, CEO, Mozilla
Until now 17 carriers have agreed to carry Firefox OS devices including Sprint in the United States. The list of carriers include America Movil, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Hutchison Three Group, KDDI, KT, MegaFon, Qtel, SingTel, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia Group, Telefonica, Telenor, TMN and VimpelCom.


sourceMozilla (YouTube) | CNW

Mozilla CEO expects Firefox OS devices for US by 2014


Firefox-OSMozilla CEO Gary Kovacs recently revealed his company’s partnership with LG and other prominent device manufacturers, to introduce Firefox OS based devices. During a Q&A session he also revealed that the company expected the first Firefox devices to come to the United States “somewhere in the 2014 time-frame”.

The first wave of Firefox OS devices are expected to arrive around the Summer of this year in Europe and its clear that the company wants to launch their product in areas which haven't been overwhelmed by Android and iOS devices. Firefox OS devices will offer entry level smartphones powered by HTML5 technology and will be a great option for those who aren't willing to spend the premium rates for a smartphone experience.

While the carriers which will be attached to bringing Firefox OS to the U.S. weren't revealed, its likely that Sprint, which was in attendance at the event may be the likely choice.



sourceThe Verge

Firefox OS devices coming from ZTE, Alcatel, Huawei and LG


Mozilla has announced that they are partnering with four device manufacturers – LG, Huawei, ZTE, Alcatel to build devices based on their HTML5 based Firefox OS. The have also reported that 18 carriers across the globe have confirmed that they will offer these devices. It has also been confirmed that Firefox OS will feature apps like Facebook, Twitter and games like Cut the Rope.

The handsets are expected to be entry level devices which will bridge the gap between traditional smartphones with native apps and feature phones.

The greatest advantage of the platform is that it has the potential to make the whole web its ecosystem, much like Chrome apps. The Firefox OS platform will also bring games from Disney Mobile and EA games and we can expect apps like Nokia HERE maps and SoundCloud to also be offered.

The entry level smartphone market is still open to options. Windows Phones aren't capable of offering low end hardware and while Android devices are offered at reasonable prices we don’t think they are capable to offer users the level of experience they should. This is where Firefox OS can make that difference and we will be interested to see how developers will embrace the open platform.


source – Mozilla

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