Firefox OS

Firefox OS

An earlier Linux-based open source operating system from the Mozilla project. Firefox OS ran HTML5-based Web applications and came with a set of default apps that were part of its Gaia user interface. Introduced in 2012, several smartphones were released with Firefox OS as well as certain Panasonic UHD TV models. In late 2016, the Firefox OS project was disbanded. See HTML5 and Firefox.


Firefox OS Gaia Interface
These were the default apps on a Firefox smartphone. (Image courtesy of Mozilla Corporation, www.mozilla.org)
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The newest Alcatel device to be disclosed by the manufacturer this week, and it will have the ability to run Android, Firefox OS, and Windows Phone.
The JioPhone runs on KaiOS, which is a forked version of the Firefox OS. The device currently supports apps such as JioTV, JioMusic, and more.
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The phone runs on a forked version of Firefox OS called KaiOS and comes with features like voice control and Jio's suite of apps.
The platform includes Open Web Board, a development board based on Firefox OS that allows connecting with various electronic devices supplied with NFC function, and Gluin, an application development tool that allows linking programming between electronic devices with a few operations on a PC browser.
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KDDI announces the release of a creative platform for embedded-system developers and Web developers that consists of Open Web Board, Development board based on Firefox OS that enables linking with various electronic devices equipped with near field communication function, and Gluin, an application development tool that enables simple linking programming between electronic devices with just a few operations on a PC browser.
9 -- Mozilla's attempt to create an open OS for the mobile hasn't fared well and the company has announced that they will "stop offering Firefox OS smartphones through carrier channels".
The open-source Firefox OS, which has no connection to leading software developers, powers Mozilla's phones, while most smartphones are locked into the ecosystems of the major producers of their operating systems -- including Google's Android, Apple's iOS and Microsoft's Windows.
Other reports claimed the Samsung Galaxy S5 will pack a combination of Tizen OS and Firefox OS ditching Android 4.4 KitKat OS, which may disappoint some waiting fans.
India, May 25 -- All phones we have seen so far from various manufacturers featuring Mozilla's Firefox OS has been aimed at the ultra low budget segment.