Firefox OS

First Firefox device launches in India

Indian electronics manufacturer and retailer Intex Technologies has introduced the country’s first Firefox OS-powered device, which it also claims is India’s lowest priced smartphone at Rs1999 (€25).

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.

Telefónica launches Firefox OS handsets in Brazil

Spanish operator group Telefónica has launched handsets running on Mozilla’s Firefox OS platform in Brazil, through its subsidiary Vivo. The operator already offers the devices; the LG Fireweb and the Alcatel Onetouch Fire in Spain, Colombia and Venezuela, and is planning similar launches in Peru, Uruguay and Mexico in the coming days.

ZTE to sell Firefox device through eBay

Chinese infrastructure kit and device maker ZTE has announced that it will sell its Firefox OS smartphone, unlocked, direct to eBay UK and eBay US users for just £59.99 ($79.99 through the US site).

Firefox handsets go on sale

Open source software developer Mozilla has announced that its official Firefox devices are now on sale in stores in Spain. Telefonica is selling the low-cost handsets built on Open Web Technologies the handsets, in Madrid.

Mozilla releases Firefox OS prototype

Open source software developer Mozilla has released a prototype version of its mobile operating system Firefox OS. The OS is available as a prototype module, which developers can run on Windows, Mac and Linux computers.