Mozilla may have its own Firefox OS smartphone platform now, but that hasn’t stopped it from teaming up with EverythingMe to develop a new Firefox Launcher for Android. Its aim is to make it easy for you to “discover the content you want in any moment,” and it seamlessly integrates with the Firefox web browser for Android.
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Geeksphone, the Spanish smartphone startup behind the world’s first Firefox OS smartphones, has revealed more about its up-coming Revolution handset ahead of its February 14 launch.
Of course, its main selling point is its ability to dual-boot both Android and Firefox OS, but the handset also offers a 4.7-inch qHD display, an Intel Atom processor, and an 8-megapixel camera capable of shooting 1080p video.
Spanish smartphone maker Geeksphone announced the world’s first smartphone with the ability to dual-boot Android and Firefox OS last November, and two months later, we get to see what the Geeksphone Revolution looks like — thanks to these leaked photos.
Spanish mobile operator Telefonica has partnered with Microsoft in a bid to boost Windows Phone 8 adoption. The two companies plan to launch an “enhanced marketing effort” that will fight back against “the current duopoly” of Android and iOS.
Have you been itching to become one of the first adopters of a Firefox OS smartphone? Then go grab your credit card, because the first Firefox OS smartphones go on sale today. Starting at $119 SIM-free, the Geeksphone duo are really aimed at Firefox OS developers who want to start building apps for the platform.
But you don’t have to be a developer to bag one, and Geeksphone is willing to ship all over the world.
Yesterday we showed you the ZTE Open, the first entry-level smartphone running Mozilla’s new Firefox OS. Other companies, like Sony, are planning to release Firefox OS phones as well. Mozilla has been trying to get the word out at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
During a recent talk at MWC, Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs touted Firefox OS as a new platform to disrupt Android and Apple’s hold on the industry.
BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — Here at MWC, ZTE has announced that it will be launching the world’s first commercially available Firefox OS smartphone this summer. Called the ZTE Open, the entry-level device is the first of a series of Open smartphones coming from the Chinese company, and it’s aimed at consumers who want to “ experience the latest technology on a limited budget.”
Although Mozilla has stated that it won’t produce hardware for its upcoming Firefox OS, the company has teamed up with Spanish startup Geeksphone to offer a pair of developer devices. Called Keon and Peak, the devices are designed to provide developers with the opportunity to “tap the future of mobile” and get to grips with the platform that will soon be trying to steal marketshare from Android and iOS.
The Firefox team has been hard at work trying to improve upon their mobile browser and release a version with an optimized tablet experience. They teased us back in August — showing off some Firefox magic on a Honeycomb tablet — and now, thanks to this latest update, they’ve given us the chance to experience it for ourselves.