If you’ve been anxiously waiting for the new phones running Mozilla’s Firefox OS, then listen carefully as we have some new details to share with you.
According to the recent report from WSJ, ZTE is planning to launch FOS smartphones in the first quarter of 2013.
Unfortunately, hardware specifications were not revealed but don’t be surprised if it’s not exactly a high end phone.
Wants more flexibility, a support for legacy devices.
Even though Google has proposed their own version of the WebRTC standard, it looks like the software giant has different ideas for the real time communication and they call it “Customizable, Ubiquitous Real Time Communication over the Web” or CU-RTC-Web.
So how exactly does it differ?
This is why we can’t have nice things.
Uplay, a browser plugin that appears on your PC once you install various Ubisoft games, has been discovered to have a serious security vulnerability, which allows malicious websites to take over your computer.
Now, according Mozilla’s blocked plug-Ins list, the open source organization took appropriate steps and has since blocked the mentioned crapware.
On a related note, Ubisoft has just updated its Uplay client to version 2.0.4, supposedly fixing the mentioned vulnerability.
Codenamed “Boot 2 Gecko”.
With the recent announcement of Firefox OS for the handheld devices, Mozilla has made a minor splash in the tech community, mostly because of the superior alternatives that are already available (Android 4.1) and with more to come later this year: iOS 6 and Windows Phone 8 as well as BlackBerry OS 10.
Launches more “Are We” web sites.
As you might know, Mozilla has a couple of sites that help users to tracks Firefox’s progress, such as:
Now, it looks like the open source organization will be extending its portfolio with a couple more gems, those include:
Just slightly more than a week ago, Mozilla and Google have accused Microsoft of using unfair practices to block competitive browsers on their Windows 8 RT platform, now, it looks like things did not get unnoticed.
Recently, the US Senate Judiciary Committee has announced that they will investigate allegations of the anti-competitive behavior by Microsoft. In addition to that, the European Commission will be joining the party as well.
Forgets about the iPad.
Here is some drama for a Thursday night. In the tablet market where Apple pretty much dominates it with a healthy 90% market share mark (in terms of shipments), Mozilla decided to complain about no other than Microsoft, which, according to them, will not allow other browsers than IE to run in the Windows Classic mode on an ARM based, Windows RT OS.
During the CTIA Wireless show, Myriam Joire from Engadget has had a chance to sit with Mozilla’s Chief of Innovation, Todd Simpson, and chat about the company and its future.
What is it all about? Windows Phone, Gecko and … Firefox version numbering!
Following Microsoft’s lead to bring the consistent UI experience across a variety of different devices with Windows 8 and Windows Phone, Mozilla has combined its desktop and mobile UI teams to create the uniform look.