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Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013

Firefox Phones to Hit Market Later This Year, First Commercial Build of OS Debuts at MWC 2013 (Updated with Video!)

Firefox Phones to Hit Market Later This Year, First Commercial Build of OS Debuts at MWC 2013 (Updated with Video!)

Four hardware makers - Alcatel, LG, ZTE, and Huawei - are set to build Firefox phones, which will start retailing from 17 carriers worldwide, later this year. Mozilla has also announced that it is also demonstrating its first commercial build of its Firefox OS at the MWC 2013.

Firefox OS to Get Twitter App at Launch

Firefox OS to Get Twitter App at Launch

Twitter recently just announced its support for the upcoming Firefox OS, and pledged that a native Twitter app will be available in the Firefox Marketplace when the first Firefox devices begin to ship.

Sony Joins in, Firefox Handset Already in the Works

Sony Joins in, Firefox Handset Already in the Works

The fifth, after Alcatel, LG, ZTE, and Huawei, to announce that they are making Firefox devices, Sony deputy CEO, Bob Ishida, has commented that their engineers are "currently working with Firefox OS Mobile and HTML 5 evolving technologies" for an upcoming device.

Monday, 25 Feb 2013

Firefox to Start Blocking Third Party Cookies

Firefox to Start Blocking Third Party Cookies

Upcoming Firefox builds will be blocking third party cookies by default. Firefox currently has a "do not track" extension, but many third party advertisers simply ignore the "do not track" requests of the extension and leave a cookie behind anyway.

Thursday, 24 Jan 2013

Mozilla Introduces Two Dev Firefox OS Smartphones for Developers

Mozilla Introduces Two Dev Firefox OS Smartphones for Developers

To get gears up and running, the Mozilla Foundation has also announced yesterday that smartphones running the Firefox OS will be available to developers in February. Because the devices are not designed for consumers, they will be running development versions of Firefox OS.

Thursday, 27 Dec 2012

Mozilla Backtracks on Decision to Kill 64-bit Version of Firefox

Mozilla Backtracks on Decision to Kill 64-bit Version of Firefox

Mozilla is backtracking on its decision to kill the 64-bit version of Firefox due to heavy backlash from users of the browser. Just last month, managing engineer Benjamin Smedberg requested developers stop development on the project's nightly builds of its 64-bit Windows distribution.

Monday, 26 Nov 2012

Mozilla Ends Development of Firefox 64-bit for Windows on a Quiet Note

Mozilla Ends Development of Firefox 64-bit for Windows on a Quiet Note

Mozilla has quietly ended its development of Firefox 64-bit for Windows. There were a number of reasons given by the project manager that included the scarcity of plug-ins in 64-bit version, stability issues with the 64-bit builds as well as a general sense of mediocrity among users and testers.

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012

Firefox 14 Released, Secure Search and Opt-In Plug-in Activation Added

Firefox 14 Released, Secure Search and Opt-In Plug-in Activation Added

Mozilla has released Firefox 14, the latest stable version of its browser for both PCs and Macs. This release is just behind the heels of Firefox 14 for Android that was launched last month. Read on to find out its new and exciting features!

Monday, 9 Jul 2012

Mozilla to Slow Down Development of Thunderbird Email Client

Mozilla to Slow Down Development of Thunderbird Email Client

Mozilla, the non-profit organization behind the open source desktop email client, Thunderbird, has announced that it’d be cutting back on Thunderbird’s development, as continued innovation on the email client is no longer a priority for the company.

Thursday, 5 Jul 2012

Firefox OS Powered Handsets Slated for Early 2013

Firefox OS Powered Handsets Slated for Early 2013

Firefox OS powered devices are slated for a commercial launch in Brazil in early 2013. The Firefox OS is based on Mozilla's "Boot to Gecko" project (BCG) that was first showcased at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012. Read on to find out more about Mozilla’s plans to launch its new mobile ecosystem.

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