KaiOS Technologies and Mozilla have partnered up to ensure that the Gecko engine, which underpins KaiOS, is supported into the future. This will improve the performance and security of KaiOS.
Facebook has just announced that it has released a version of WhatsApp for the JioPhone and JioPhone 2. The app is more bare than its Android and iOS counterparts but delivers core functionality.
From a Windows Store cleanout and Apple Store rampage, to HP's sorry apology, RIP Firefox OS, Surface keyboards, and 'exploding' washing machines, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Mozilla has announced that all B2G (Firefox OS) code will be stripped from the Firefox browser engine, Gecko. The move comes following a year of the company winding down involvement in the project.
Canonical's CEO, Jane Silber, says that we should expect more hardware partners to ship Ubuntu phones and tablets later this year. Names of partner companies have not been disclosed yet.
After confirming in December that it was ending Firefox OS development for phones, Mozilla has said that it will "end-of-life support for smartphones after the Firefox OS 2.6 release" in May.
Mozilla will end its Persona login service at the end of November this year. The company has provided a wiki page aimed at helping site owners who use Persona to migrate away from it.
Mozilla says it "will stop offering Firefox OS smartphones", admitting that it wasn't "able to offer the best user experience possible" - but the OS will live on across other 'connected devices'.
Alongside the global launch of the Firefox OS 2.5, Mozilla has released the Developer Preview version of the OS as an app for Android devices which can be used in building or testing apps.
Alcatel has just announced a new budget-friendly smartphone that comes in three version and numerous screen sizes. The phone cam be bought in Windows Phone, Android or in Firefox OS flavors.
The Mozilla and KDDI Firefox OS Fx0 smartphone has appeared in a hands-on video showing off its design and capabilities. It was designed by Tokujin Yoshioka and is currently exclusive to Japan.
Mozilla has been busy promoting the open web lately and now the company has shifted some of its focus to the mobile ecosystem as well, where it feels the dominant players aren't open.
Mozilla has partnered with Matchstick to crowdsource a HDMI streaming device based on Firefox OS, known also as 'Matchstick' it will be similar to Chromecast and Microsoft's Wireless Display Adapter.
Competing against the ultra-low tier of feature phones, the manufacturer Spice Mobility has produced a $38 Firefox OS smartphone with some fairly interesting specs for its extremely low price.
Mozilla has launched its new 'Flame' developer handset - featuring a dual-core Snapdragon 200, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and 854x480px display - which it calls "a milestone in Firefox OS device releases."
After a tweet from a Mozilla developer evangelist revealed a Chromecast-style dongle running Firefox OS, the company has now denied that it is a Mozilla product, saying: "We do not make devices."
Mozilla could be working on a Firefox OS powered, Google Chromecast rivaling media-streaming stick for use with any compatible display according to a new report by Gigaom who obtained hands-on access.
Mozilla has finally released their native Firefox OS handset, available for under $200. The phone is available for preorder now and features respectable specifications for the competitive pricing.
ZTE has announced its latest Firefox OS handset, the Open C. The handset will offer the latest Firefox OS version 1.3 and will be sold exclusively through eBay for $99.99.
Microsoft has released a Bing search app for users of Mozilla's Firefox OS, and has also optimized the main site so that it shows local movie times and locations.
Mozilla says it has been working with a Chinese manufacturer to create a "new category of smartphone priced around $25" running Firefox OS, which will itself soon be available on TVs and tablets.
The Geeksphone Revolution runs Android and Firefox OS on a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom processor with a 4.7-inch, qHD 2560x1440 resolution display for €289 (around $395 or £240).
We're giving away a ZTE Open handset with Firefox OS. It's not the greatest of smartphones but nothing beats free. We now have a winner folks, thanks for playing.
A Mozilla executive has said that the company has "no plans to launch" Firefox OS phones in the United States, after it had previously outlined its intentions to launch devices on Sprint in 2014.
We take an extensive look at the ZTE Open, a low-end handset that sports the brand new Firefox OS. Can this device compete with low-end Samsung and Nokia phones? Read more to find out.
Firefox OS is a newcomer on the mobile scene going head to head with big competitors. Can the red-haired fox do for mobile what it did for browsers many years ago? Read our two-part review to find out
We unbox and play around with the ZTE Open, the first device to launch with Firefox OS. Read our first impressions of the device and of the brand new OS. We'll also have a full review soon.
On Friday Chinese manufacturer ZTE announced the availability of the Firefox OS powered "Open" low end phone for sale in the UK and US via eBay with free shipping, and promptly sold out.
The first phone running Mozilla's Firefox OS, the ZTE Open, is now available for a budget price on eBay. Having been available in Spain since July, new buyers can pick up an 'exclusive color'.
ZTE has announced it will sell the first units of its ZTE Open smartphone, running on the Firefox OS, on Friday in the US via eBay for $79.99. It will also go on sale in the UK that day day at £59.99.
Reports suggest that Mozilla will jointly announce the first Firefox OS tablet on June 3 with Hon Hai, the parent company of Foxconn, which builds devices for Apple and numerous other tech brands.
Spanish mobile manufacturer Geeksphone shifts the first one thousand Firefox OS powered smartphones in just a few hours, but mainly to Mozilla employees and select partners.
Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs revealed today that the first smartphones with its Firefox OS will debut in june in five countries, adding 11 more by the end of 2013 and a U.S. launch in 2014.
Sony is set to join LG, Huawei, ZTE and Alcatel with the launch of a smartphone running Mozilla's Firefox OS in partnership with carrier Telefonica. The device is set for a 2014 release.
ZTE today announced the world's first Firefox OS handset, the 'Open', an entry-level device with a 3.5-inch HVGA display, 256MB of RAM and a 3.2MP cam, designed for first-time smartphone buyers.
Mozilla has announced that the first smartphones that will run on its Firefox OS will launch in parts of Europe later in 2013, with a launch in the US not due until sometime in 2014.
ZTE's invitations to its Mobile World Congress event hint at the launch of its first Firefox OS handset, as its 5.7-inch, 1.7GHz quad-core Grand Memo phablet makes its first public appearance.
Mozilla has just announced a "Developer Preview Phone" for their upcoming Firefox OS. Interested developers will be able to get one in the following months and start testing their apps.
Announced back in July, Mozilla is working on an open source operating system officially named Firefox OS; now a video has been uploaded showing of some features of the OS running on a ZTE phone.