Category: Mozilla

Mozilla Reveals The Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone

By | January 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

Mozilla Reveals The Firefox OS Developer Preview PhoneFront reminds us of the iPhone.

After demonstrating Firefox OS on a couple of unbranded and bland looking devices, Mozilla has just announced two developer preview phones, and they do indeed look better than expected.

What is more interesting though are the specs. Although it was speculated that Firefox OS will be limited to the low and/or mid-range phones, developer devices are far from slow, which is both exciting and concerning. If these devices are an exception, we wonder how will developers be able to test their apps and make sure that they run smoothly on a far less powerful phone.
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Rumor: Firefox Junior Coming In 1H 2013

By | January 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

Rumor: Firefox Junior Coming In 1H 2013Another iPad web browser.

Back in June, 2012, Mozilla has revealed their upcoming project: Firefox Junior, which, just like Opera Ice and Internet Explorer, focuses on a full page experience.

Now, according to a Polish web site Komputer Swiat, Junior will be released in the first half of 2012, giving Mozilla 4 more months to polish things up.

If you are not exactly sure what this new project is all about, check the following video.
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Firefox OS Hands On (Video)

By | January 8, 2013 | 7 Comments

Firefox OS Hands On (Video)With all kinds of news flooding the channels, thanks to the CES 2013, TheVerge had a chance to play with a demo unit running what presumably is the latest build of the Firefox OS.

As far as hardware goes, it’s a low end phone with ARMv6 CPU and 256MB of RAM. Interestingly enough, it looks like FF OS will be restricted to the single core 800MHz processors at launch.

And here is the video:
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Infographic: Mozilla In 2012

By | December 17, 2012 | 3 Comments

Infographic: Mozilla In 2012What better way to end the year than to remember and remind you about the company’s progress in 2012.

This is exactly what Mozilla did and when you combine everything together, it does look impressive. For example: did you know that Firefox got over 100 new features in less than 12 months? How about close to 20,000 enhancements?

Well, you are about to.
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Mozilla Developing A New Rendering Engine

By | December 13, 2012 | 17 Comments

Mozilla Developing A New Rendering EngineAimed at the multi core machines.

Year after year we keep hearing about the new ways and techniques to enhance the overall browser performance. However, while such tweaks are always welcome, the majority of them fall in the line of evolutionary rather than revolutionary changes.

Well, things are about to change as Mozilla has started the development of its new rendering engine called “Servo”.
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Mozilla Invests In Everything.me

By | November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mozilla Invests In Everything.meEverything.me, a company that specializes in the HTML5 app platform development, has raised a total of $25 million from the likes of Telefonica Digital, Singtel and Mozilla.

Already available on both iOS and Android platforms, “Everything” allows users to enjoy games and applications without having to download them (except for the e.me app itself, obviously). In addition to that, the company claims that its biggest selling point is an ability to dynamically match its users needs with specific content and applications.
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Mozilla To Pay $1.5 Million For Its Tax Affair

By | November 7, 2012 | 2 Comments

Mozilla To Pay $1.5 Million For Its Tax AffairBack in 2007, Mozilla has decided that it does not have to pay taxes for the revenue that comes from Google’s search partnership. Why? Because according to them, 66 million (out of 77 million) dollars were a form of contribution and therefore, should not be taxable.

Unfortunately for them, the US government held a different opinion and as a result, Mozilla had to settle and will be paying a total of $1.5 million.

Better luck next time.

Mozilla On Browser Ballot Glitch: Millions Of Firefox Downloads Lost

By | November 1, 2012 | 11 Comments

Mozilla On Browser Ballot Glitch: Millions Of Firefox Downloads LostMoments after sending the delicious cake to Microsoft’s IE team, Harvey Anderson, the Vice President of Business Affairs at Mozilla, has published a blog post, which investigated the consequences of the browser ballot glitch.

According to Harvey, Firefox downloads saw a decrease of 63% to as low as 20,000 per day and increased by 150% to 50,000 per day after the fix was issued.
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A Gesture Of Awesome: Mozilla Delivers A Cake To Microsoft’s Headquarters

By | October 29, 2012 | 3 Comments

A Gesture Of Awesome: Mozilla Delivers A Cake To Microsoft’s HeadquartersBefore switching to the fast release cycle, Mozilla was used to receiving blue and delicious cakes from the Microsoft’s IE team, congratulating them on another Firefox release.

However, as the time passed by and release pace picked up, Microsoft has switched to the cupcakes.

Now, according to guys from Mozilla, they have decided to initiate a sweet tradition and delivered a cake to the IE headquarters in Redmond as well.
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EU: Windows RT Restrictions Are Fine

By | October 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

EU: Windows RT Restrictions Are FineMozilla responds.

Well, here is an interesting piece of news for you today, earlier this year, Mozilla has complained about the possible restrictions for web browsers running on the Windows RT, which wasn’t left unnoticed by the EU itself.

Now, according to a new report, European Union regulators gave Microsoft a green light and will not continue the investigation.
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