FIREFOX OS Posts on XDA

How H5OS will Pick up Firefox OS’s Lost Flame

On October of 2008, Google declared war on Apple. The first commercially available Android smartphone, the HTC Dream, was Google's first boots-on-the-ground effort to take on the iPhone juggernaut. For thereafter, Google and Apple engaged in a harsh campaign of product warfare in an effort to assert dominance over the other. After a few years...

Mozilla Discontinues Development of Firefox OS for Smartphones

In an email sent out to developers, Mozilla has informed that it has dropped the axe on Firefox OS for smartphones. This email is also posted on their Discourse for readers to take note of. We will end development on Firefox OS for smartphones after the version 2.6 release. This means that Firefox OS for smartphones will no...

Mozilla Discontinues Firefox OS for Smartphones

Mozilla's Firefox OS never made an impact on the smartphone industry. We have seen some attempts to bring that OS onto some popular devices -- with little luck. Mozilla announced today that they will stop developing Firefox OS for smartphones and selling phones with this operating system as reported by TechCrunch. It's a shame to see it go,...

Overlay Firefox OS On Your Android Device

As many of you may know, Mozilla also has their own operating system for mobile devices known as Firefox OS. Thanks to Mozilla developer Fabrice Desré, you can now try the Firefox OS experience without flashing a ROM or removing Android by installing B2GDroid. The  concept of the app is quite simple, set it as your default launcher...

Dual Boot on Android: A Power User’s Holy Grail?

Many of you probably dual-boot your personal computers, be it to run Linux alongside Windows or because you have a Mac and hate OS X. On a computer platform, the process can be a life-saver for a variety of reasons, particularly software compatibility/integration. It’s not rare to see computer programmers with Linux partitions or Mac...

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!...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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....

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...