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04.13.14

Mobile Linux Not Just Android: Jolla, WebOS, and Firefox OS News

Posted in News Roundup at 4:57 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Jolla

WebOS

Firefox OS

  • Firefox OS 2.0 starts emerging from its cocoon

    Firefox OS 2.0 plans include copy and paste support, a new mechanism for launching apps and switching among them, a more useful lock screen, a find-my phone system, and more. Those features will be crucial to the success of the nascent OS, which lags Android and iOS by years but which is critical to Mozilla’s continued relevance.

  • Leaked Firefox OS 2.0 screenshots show slicker UI

    The images display a new lockscreen, as well as new SMS interfaces and other features. It’s a flatter look, with more transparencies, among other changes. There’s also a view of the EverythingMe-based context-sensitive search function.

  • Firefox OS 2.0 Is Taking Shape
  • Firefox OS 2.0 Will Have An Awesome Graphical User Interface
  • Geeksphone Revolution Has Been Made Available On New European Markets, Via Amazon

    Despite the fact that the newest Firefox OS version available on devices is Firefox OS 1.3, a preview of Firefox OS 2.0 is already available and it looks quite awesome, for an OS targeting low-range and mid-range devices.

  • Geeksphone Selling Phone in Europe That Runs Firefox OS and Android

    There have been a lot of interesting developments surrounding Mozilla’s Firefox OS platform and smartphones built on it. Mozilla made clear at the recent Mobile World Congress conference that it wants to seed a market for $25 phones based on the platform, putting smartphones in the hands of many people who haven’t owned mobile phones before. And, a while back, I covered Geeksphone’s concept for a high-end Firefox OS phone called Revolution that would purportedly run both Mozilla’s platform and Android. Now, the Geeksphone Revolution, an Android smartphone on which it is easy to install Firefox OS, has gone on sale in France, Germany and the U.K. Some reports say that it will also go on sale in Italy.

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