LG Fireweb lands in Brazil running Firefox OS
Oct23

LG Fireweb lands in Brazil running Firefox OS

LG’s first Firefox OS phone, the one that first got photographed in February, is now official and has gone on sale in Brazil. And it’s called LG Fireweb. This is one handset that definitely took its time getting to the market – eight months since the first sighting, to be precise. Like all the other Firefox OS devices that have been unveiled so far, this is a low-end phone. Its main claim to fame is the operating...

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LG’s G Flex and Google Nexus 5 to be joined by a Firefox OS smartphone next month?
Oct17

LG’s G Flex and Google Nexus 5 to be joined by a Firefox OS smartphone next month?

November is going to be an important month for LG, as the company will have three new smartphones released then. We’ve already reported about the Nexus 5 – which, of course, is made in collaboration with Google. The second upcoming smartphone is the G Flex: this will be LG’s first to feature a flexible display. And the third one will be a Firefox OS handset – according to ET News. A Firefox OS smartphone made by LG was first seen back...

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ZTE Open with Firefox OS coming to the US and UK, still cheap
Aug12

ZTE Open with Firefox OS coming to the US and UK, still cheap

The ZTE Open is the first handset running Mozilla’s Firefox OS to go on sale. It’s been available at Telefonica in Spain, Venezuela, and Colombia so far. Soon though, it will be out in the US and the UK too. ZTE will sell the Open in orange in the US and UK through eBay. An actual release date hasn’t been mentioned, but thee word “soon” came up. The Open will be as cheap as you’d expect given its...

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Geeksphone Peak+ surfaces as another Firefox OS phone. Pre-orders now open for €149 plus tax
Jul25

Geeksphone Peak+ surfaces as another Firefox OS phone. Pre-orders now open for €149 plus tax

At the beginning of this month, the first ever phone to run Firefox OS was launched in Spain. The ZTE Open has been available since July 2, and the Alcatel One Touch Fire is on the way too. But these aren’t the only Firefox OS devices in the pipeline for the next few months. After having released two developer-friendly Firefox OS phones, Geeksphone is back, this time with a consumer-facing offering. It’s called Geeksphone...

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ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch officially launching as the first Firefox OS phones (via Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom)
Jul01

ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch officially launching as the first Firefox OS phones (via Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom)

Mozilla has reconfirmed that the world’s first Firefox OS-powered smarthpones – ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire – would be launched “soon” by Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom. ZTE’s Open will be the first to actually go on sale. Telefonica unveiled that the handset would be available in Spain starting tomorrow, July 2. It’s going to cost only €69, and customers will find it in Movistar stores. As you may already know, the ZTE...

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Mozilla won’t sell own-branded Firefox OS smartphones
Jun21

Mozilla won’t sell own-branded Firefox OS smartphones

Mozilla’s new Firefox OS can certainly be seen as an alternative to Android. And yet Mozilla won’t go the Google way, at least not when it comes to own-branded devices. In an interview with DigiTimes, Li Gong, SVP of Mobile Devices and President of Mozilla’s Asia Operations, said that the company doesn’t plan to collaborate with ODMs for making and selling own-branded Firefox OS smarthpones. If there will be Mozilla-branded...

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LG’s plans for 2013: no Nexus 5 or flexible displays, a new Android tablet, own CPU production
May28

LG’s plans for 2013: no Nexus 5 or flexible displays, a new Android tablet, own CPU production

Thanks to a few different sources, today we got a nice picture of LG’s plans for the near future. And, disappointingly or not, the Korean company is not going to be making the next Nexus smartphone (if there’s even going to be one). There have been some reports earlier this month claiming that Google stuck with LG for development of the Nexus 5 (or whatever it will be called), but those were wrong, according to Kim Wong,...

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Foxconn will unveil a Firefox OS device on June 3
May28

Foxconn will unveil a Firefox OS device on June 3

Mozilla’s newest partner in its Firefox OS venture is none other than Hon Hai Precision Industry, better known in this part of the world as Foxconn. That’s right, Apple’s favorite mobile device maker. Foxconn and Mozilla will unveil a new product running Firefox OS on June 3, which is next Monday. That will also be when the partnership will become official. The Taiwanese giant is the 19th company to join Mozilla in...

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Mozilla rebrands Boot to Gecko to Firefox Mobile OS. Looks more real with first vendors, new carriers

Mozilla Foundation had some news to share with us about its HTML5/JavaScript based Boot to Gecko mobile OS initiative. Most of them, pretty good – I’m starting to think the new OS may actually have a chance in the market. Pretty small chance for now – but better then a year ago, when I first thought the new OS announcement was some sort of prank. From now own Boot to Gecko will be known as Firefox Mobile OS, and it gained some more...

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