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Firefox OS dies off

Way back in 2013 (was it really that long?!) we got our first look at the ZTE Open, a smartphone running on a whole new operating system from Mozilla – Firefox OS. Today, just four years later, the entire connected devices division have been laid off and the …

Firefox OS now a dead duck on smartphones

Well, that went well didn’t it? The Firefox OS looks to be getting killed off on smartphones. It’s just days since they were promoting the fact that you can develop for it easily. Sadly the OS, like many contenders in the mobile space, was just no match for …

LG Fireweb announced to the (developing) world.

The LG Fireweb has been unveiled online but woahaaa, slow down there cowboy, because this isn’t an Android handset, it’s powered by Firefox OS 1.1. Mozilla have only just released the new version of their OS (which we saw in version 1.0 back in February) and, according to …

It’s not just a text editor, it’s a Firefox OS text editor

I’ve just read the email about this and have instantly transported back to 2003, when someone developed a text editor app for Microsoft Smartphone 2002 and we all thought that it was the most amazing … thing…..ever. Now the new Firefox OS (which you lovely Coolsmartphone readers will …

MWC – Firefox OS, a full demo

The Android OS is represented this year by just a few guys in Android outfits. They’re running around and generally hugging random strangers. I always find that a little weird, because without the suits you’d be batting them away with a spade. The OS itself is, of course, …

MWC – ZTE Open hands-on

Following our earlier story we now have more details and (of course) up-close hands-on shots of the Firefox-powered ZTE Open. It’s to be launched across Spain, Venezuela and Colombia in “mid-2013″ and, although the specs aren’t something you’d perhaps get excited about it’s intentionally aimed at those switching …

Smartphones. What can you do with them?

So you have a smartphone.  Be it Android, Apple or Windows Phone 7.  Or some other platform.  Now what? Smartphones are becoming more and more popular, as they become cheaper to produce and more popular, and people are following their friends and buying something similar to them.  Now, …

Firefox 4 for Android now available

In addition to the new version 4 of the desktop browser Mozilla have also released Firefox 4 for Android. It dishes up a better response, faster scrolling and a better overall user experience with Firefox Sync. The app closely follows the look and feel of the desktop version …