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Firefox OS

December 27, 2014

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Firefox OS was publicly demonstrated in February 2012, on Android-compatible smartphones.It is a Linux kernel-based open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers and is set to be used on smart TVs. It is built on Gonk, Gecko and Gaia software layers – for the rest of us It means it is built on open source, and it carries web technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3.Developers can create and debut web apps without the blockade of requirements set by app stores, and users could even customize the OS based on their needs.

Firefox OS is designed to provide a complete community-based alternative system for mobile devices, using open standards and approaches such as HTML5 applications, JavaScript, a robust privilege model, open web APIs to communicate directly with cellphone hardware, and application marketplace. As such, it competes with commercially developed operating systems such as Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Jolla’s Sailfish OS.

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Firefox OS 2.1 – Lock screen

Firefox OS has been ported to the following devices:

  • Sony Xperia SP
  • Huawei Ascend Y300
  • Huawei Ascend G510
  • HTC Pico
  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 7

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