If you’ve got an iOS, Android, or other mobile app already, Mozilla will fork over a free Firefox OS phone for you to keep forever and ever. All you have to do is port your app to HTML5.
Vidyo already provides the software that powers Google Hangouts on Google+.
Editor’s Pick You’ve been dying to see it and to play with it. Well here it is — along with some heavy details from the people who made it.
Thanks to eBay, ZTE can bring the gift of Firefox OS to the entire world.
Ranging between $50 and $275, these smartphones are priced to take over the developing world in Latin America.
Former Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs has been named the new CEO of web security and privacy company AVG. Kovacs will help the company focus more on mobile.
“Minion favors accuracy and simplicity and is designed so every developer, regardless of security expertise, can use this platform to increase the security of their applications,” says Mozilla’s security director.
Firefox’s developer tools now include a responsive design simulator for various screen resolutions as well as a Firefox OS emulator just for the new brand of phones running Firefox OS.
Mozilla wants to show how a world without app stores would look. It’s a free-for-all, ladies and gentlemen! And everyone wins.
The 61 signatories include top tech companies as well as public interest and consumer privacy groups such as the ACLU, the EFF, Wikimedia Foundation, Reports without Borders, and the Center for Democracy and Technology.
“That’s the beauty of the scam,” Segura told me. “You’re not actually infected — they make you think that you are, and most users believe it — and that’s the trick.”
Geeksphone is finally bringing non-developer, non-developing-area consumers the Firefox mobile operating system in a handy little package called Peak+.
Of course, the nascent mobile OS is a long way from generating App Store-like revenue for developers. But it’s good that Mozilla is thinking about monetization and distribution from Day 0.
Will Firefox OS be a rousing success or yet another also-ran mobile operating system? It debuts tomorrow.
So, why should devs take an interest in Firefox OS? The team is more than happy to explain in this video clip released this afternoon by Mozilla.
Privacy is complicated. It’s even more complicated thanks to technology and the network of the web. But what shouldn’t be complicated are our civil liberties.
The mobile web has long — and we mean long — been mobile developers’ promised land of milk and honey. But getting there is a long haul. Here are some tools to ease the ch-ch-changes.
With Foxconn in tow, Mozilla’s Firefox OS ambitions are looking increasingly real.
Too often, we see the Internet as just another consumer tool, something we use to buy stuff or talk to each other. But Mozilla has committed to making sure we all know it’s a platform, a non-mysterious, hackable machine intended to do our bidding.
“You can build a person, build a group, build a spaceship, or build a Cylon,” Mehr says with a smile.
With this release, hypothetically, you could run a full version of Photoshop on a Kindle Fire. Or Autodesk 3ds Max on an iPhone. “We will close this gap with the native stack,” says Mozilla’s CTO.
Mozilla is taking action against Gamma International, makers of spying software FinFisher. The company says FinFisher is masquerading as its FireFox browser to trick people into trusting it.
Opera plans to sue a former employee that it claims gave competitor Mozilla trade secrets about its browser products.
While Google’s Chrome web browser has seen substantial gains in worldwide market share in the past few years, Internet Explorer still holds a steady lead in workplace usage, according to a new Forrester report.
Released as developer preview units, the Geeksphone models are called Keon, priced at $119, and Peak; which was selling for $194.
Editor’s Pick CISPA author Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) says he hasn’t heard of one U.S. company that opposes CISPA. We’ve heard of four.
Kovacs spoke today at the D: Dive into Mobile event in New York City and talked on a number of topics, including the upcoming Firefox OS, the potential for Firefox on iOS, and why he is leaving the company.
Mobile may be in at Mozilla, but CEO Gary Korvacs is out.
Watch out, Webkit — Samsung and Mozilla are gunning for you.
Concerns over Nitro Vs. UIWebView are preventing Mozilla from bringing the best possible version of Firefox to iOS.
Mozilla is releasing Firefox OS based on idealistic web principals and is betting that will attract developers.
Mozilla’s mission to put inexpensive smartphones in the hands of more people is getting some significant support from manufacturers and carriers.
Mozilla has released a new build of its web browser that conforms to the design of Windows 8, a sign that a full release could be coming soon.
With most smartphone makers endlessly obsessed with high-end devices sporting bigger and better specs, Mozilla’s focus on low-end devices with Firefox OS is simply refreshing.
Google no longer trusts a Turkish digital certificate distributor after the organization issued two “intermediate certificate authorities” that would allow anyone to impersonate a website.
Editor’s Pick Modal pop-ups! Crazy typography! Larger-than-life images! Here’s all the best — and worst — from web & mobile design in 2012.
Editor’s Pick It’s not all developer drama. Every story has a moral. Here are the seven most important lessons we learned in 2012.
The past 12 months have been a coming-to-fruition of a few key endeavors the Mozilla Foundation has been putting its heart and soul into for years.
Guest Post A recent VentureBeat post outlined a series of reason why HTML5 failed to deliver in 2012. But here are five reasons to look forward to HTML5 in the new year.
Facebook chat, notifications, and updates that follow you everywhere you go on the web, right in your web browser, is a cool idea. What’s even cooler is how Mozilla and Facebook actually built it.