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Jimmy McGee · Jan 5, 2015

Android, Firefox OS & Windows Phone on One Alcatel Device – XDA TV

Alcatel released a device that can run Android, Firefox OS and Windows Phone! 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 Xiaomi releasing the kernel source for the Redmi 1S and bypassing storage restrictions for the Nexus S! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other video released this weekend on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK showed...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jan 3, 2015

Alcatel Announces Phones Able to Run Android, Firefox OS and Windows Phone

Most personal computers can run multiple operating systems right out of the box. However, things get a bit trickier when considering smartphones. Only a few devices can run more than one OS and this is usually achieved through some really advanced reverse engineering and hacking. Alcatel, which recently acquired the Palm brand, has started the year with a big announcement. The OEM is going to release its new Pixi 3 phone series able to run three operating systems independently: Android, Windows Phone, and...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 29, 2014

Firefox OS Architecture and Collaboration Opportunities w/ Asa Dotzler – XDA:DevCon 2014

We were privileged to host many presentations on open source at this year's XDA:DevCon 2014 in Manchester, UK. For those of you who were not able to make it to the sessions, we will be releasing another video for you to enjoy. The event started off with the open source session Quo Vadis, Open {Source, Standards, World}? w/ Jan Wildeboer. With Alin Jerpelea’s session AOSP For Sony Devices: Past, Present and Future, we found out what a company like Sony is...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 30, 2014

How to Install and Use MultiROM – XDA TV

The great thing about XDA is you can find all these great custom ROMs. There are so many in fact that sometimes you want to have access to a couple so you can change depending on your mood. And while you can just flash those everytime, what if there was an easier way? In this episode of XDA TV, rirozizo shows you MultiROM Manager using his Nexus 4. MultiROM is an unique customization that you can place on supported Android...

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Samantha · Sep 28, 2014

Sony Xperia SP Receives Functional Firefox OS Port

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 17, 2014

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

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 18, 2014

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

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 16, 2014

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

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....

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Will Verduzco · Jun 13, 2014

Firefox OS Apps Can Now Run on Android

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...

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Jimmy McGee · May 30, 2014

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

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...

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Samantha · May 28, 2014

Nexus 5 Gets Highly Functional Firefox OS Nightlies

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 10, 2014

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

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...

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Will Verduzco · Mar 7, 2014

Sony Adds Widget Functionality to Firefox OS

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 31, 2013

Top 5 Technology Trends of 2013 – XDA Developer TV

The end of 2013 is here, and it has been an exciting year in the mobile device world. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan combed through all the headlines, hardware releases, and device developments that happened this year and identified the Top Five Technology Trends for 2013. Everything from expanded mobile OS offerings to great independant mobile device choices, the rapid expansion of wearable technology and Google Glass, and much more. So take a moment to check out today's video and...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 22, 2013

Stormy Peters Presents Information on Firefox OS

We have already talked about the future of Ubuntu, as presented by Jono Bacon and Michael Hall from XDA:DevCon 2013. However, Ubuntu isn’t the only startup mobile operating system that was discussed at XDA:DevCon 2013. There is a scrappy competitor that told their story and plan. The presentation was given by Director of Websites and Developer Engagement at Mozilla, Stormy Peters.  Stormy is known for educating companies and communities on how the web and open source software is changing the...

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Jimmy McGee · May 10, 2013

CyanogenMod 10.1.0 RC1 Released, Update Your WP Device to 7.8, FireFox OS on HTC HD2 – XDA Developer TV

CyanogenMod 10.1.0 RC1 has been released for various devices. That story and more are covered by Kevin, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the Windows Phone 7.8 updater tool Sharp7Eighter and FireFox OS making an appearance on the juggernaut device, the HTC HD2. Kevin talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Steve talked about unlocking the bootlader of the new HTC One,...

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Conan Troutman · May 9, 2013

FireFox OS Makes an Appearance on the HTC HD2

If I asked you to guess which device had just received yet another OS to add to its collection (and what a collection it is), what would you say? Okay, forget that the title gave it away, you'd have known which device I was talking about. The HTC HD2, not that it needs any introduction whatsoever, is an unstoppable monster of a device that has been a favorite with users and developers alike for over three and a half years now....

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Jimmy McGee · Apr 12, 2013

Firefox OS for HTC Explorer, Kernel Source for HTC One and Droid DNA – XDA Developer TV

HTC has released the source code for the HTC One and updated source for the Droid DNA. That story and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is a discussion of the Firefox OS Port for the HTC Explorer and a bunch of forum additions. Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Steve had a cross-platform Instagram App Shootout...

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Jimmy McGee · Mar 8, 2013

Sony Release Boot2Gecko for Xperia E, and The White House Replies About Cell Phone Unlocking – XDA Developer TV

The White House replies to the SIM-unlocking petition, and they agree! That story and more are covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Jordan talks about Sony Mobile releasing a develop build of Firefox OS and Jordan mentions his video of Boot2Gecko. Jordan talks about the mods collection for the Xperia P, U, Go and Sola. Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer and...

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egzthunder1 · Mar 7, 2013

Sony Mobile Releases Developer Build of Firefox OS (B2G) for Xperia E

Unless you have been living under a rock (or at the very least away from access to XDA), you will have likely noticed that a somewhat unlikely company has become developer's best friend. Sony's mobile division has gone through massive changes in terms of ideology and support of developers and the mobile scene. Said support ended up earning them the OEM of the Year "award" (essentially consisting of bragging rights for an entire year) due to their continued investment in...

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