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Sony Xperia SP Receives Functional Firefox OS Port

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It was recently revealed that the Sony Xperia SP would not be receiving the official Android 4.4 KitKat update from Sony, which expectedly left many owners rather confused and disappointed. Because after all, its specs shows that the Xperia SP is more than capable of running the update, and the fact that it was released last year doesn’t really help explain things. However, not everything is terrible for Xperia SP users at this time, as they have something else to play with on their devices, being Firefox OS.

Ported by XDA Forum Member boylush, the Firefox OS build for the Xperia SP is based on CM 10.2 and is relatively stable for the time being. Main functions such as 3G data, messaging, calls and WiFi are a. . . READ ON »

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Mozilla Representative Mentor Alex Lakatos to talk Firefox OS and the Mobile Web at XDA:DevCon 2014

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This year, xda:devcon will be held in Manchester, UK on the weekend of September 26-28. We have great sponsors like Sony, Oppo and OnePlus. Just a couple days ago we announced that Alin Jerpelea will be returning to talk about Sony and AOSP.

Of course, Jepelea is not the only speaker scheduled to present at xda:devcon ’14. Also presenting is Alex Lakatos, a Mozilla Representative Mentor and contributor to the Mozilla project for the past four years. He’s a JavaScript developer building on the open Web, trying to push its boundaries every day. You can check out his Github profile or get in touch on Twitter.

At xda:devcon ’13, Director of Websites and Developer Engagement at Mozilla Stormy Pet. . . READ ON »

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How to Run Firefox OS Apps on Android with Firefox for Android – XDA Developer TV

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Here are XDA, we appreciate competition. Without Google competing against Apple’s (past) mobile dominance, we wouldn’t have the customization and innovative Android OS that we see today. But by the same token, Android could stagnate if there weren’t smaller dogs nipping at its heels. We’ve talked about Ubuntu Touch before. Today, we are going to talk about another option, Firefox OS.

In today’s video, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan talks about the new announcement from Mozilla that Firefox OS apps can now run on the Firefox for Android browser. This opens up new opportunities. It keeps Google on its toes, and it gives HTML and JavaScript developers an entr. . . READ ON »

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Geohot Roots the Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S5 and Most Other Devices! Firefox OS Apps on Android, Xposed Fixes Play Store Permissions – XDA Developer TV

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Geohot roots the Samsung Galaxy S5 and most other devices! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend’s news is a story talking about how Firefox OS apps can now run on Android, as well as how to control your Google Play Store permissions with finer detail! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Be sure to check out the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for PinNotif. Then, Adam talked about simple Hacking prevention. And later, TK gave us a an Android App Review of TWRP Theme Manager. Pull up a chair a. . . READ ON »

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Firefox OS Apps Can Now Run on Android

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It’s no big secret that Mozilla’s Firefox OS has had quite a tough time gaining market traction. Despite this, Firefox OS development has trudged along, with the Google Nexus 5 recently receiving highly functional nightly builds and Sony contributing to the OS’s development. Now, Mozilla hopes to bring Firefox OS (or at least its applications) to more users by allowing its applications to run alongside traditional Android apps on Android-powered smartphones.

For those who are unfamiliar, Firefox OS apps are quite similar to Chrome apps on the desktop. Rather than being built with more traditional programing languages, Firefox OS apps are built with . . . READ ON »

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LG G Watch Seen at LG Event, TWRP for OnePlus One, Firefox OS Nightlies for Nexus 5 – XDA Developer TV

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The preproduction LG Smartwatch gives an early look at Android Wear! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is Official TWRP for the OnePlus One and Sense 6 for the Verizon and Sprint HTC One M7! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for the Always Correct. Then, Jordan reviewed the dual-screen YotaPhone. Later, TK gave us a an Android App Review of WebScrapbook. Pull up a chair and check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Nexus 5 Gets Highly Functional Firefox OS Nightlies

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Google’s Android dominates the mobile technology landscape, with practically every new device announced and released in the past couple of years sporting the OS. Because of this, it’s understandable to forget the existence of other options such as Mozilla’s Firefox OS. It pops up to remind you that it’s still kicking every once in a while, with the occasional port to devices such as the HTC HD2 and HTC Explorer. But other than the occasional ports, Firefox OS doesn’t make much noise–much like the quiet kid who sits in the back of the classroom in school.

With that said, Firefox OS has found its way onto the Nexus 5, a feat made possible by XDA Senior Member abtekk. . . . READ ON »

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Google Wearable Tech SDK Coming Soon, Sony Adds Widgets to Firefox OS, CM 11 Milestone 4 Available – XDA Developer TV

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Android 4.4.2 KitKat over the air update for the HTC Butterfly S is now rolling out! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the announcement that CyanogenMod 11 Milestone 4 has been released and 2011 Xperia devices running CM10 have a mod for recording 720p30 video! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the exciting news coming out of Google including the “always listening” Google Nexus 5 proof of concept and the announcement that the wearable tech SDK will be released is two weeks! Finally, Sony added widget functionality to Firefox OS! Pull up a cha. . . READ ON »

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Sony Adds Widget Functionality to Firefox OS

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Chances are that when you think of widgets, you’re thinking about Android. While our favorite little green robot didn’t exactly invent the concept, the OS sure brought it into the mainstream. As such, our home screens are riddled with widgets of every size and shape, accomplishing a variety of different tasks.

Ever since launching a Firefox OS build for the Xperia E, the company has been hard at work developing the platform and considering offering it on more devices. Now, Sony is trying to bring the world of widgets to Firefox OS.

Dubbed “gadgets,” the general concept is nearly identical to what we see in Android. But naturally, their usefulness will ultimately come down to third. . . READ ON »

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