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Firefox OS

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Firefox OS

Linux-based open source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers being developed by Mozilla add

Category: Technology (10)

Launched in 2011.

Countries: (71%), United Kingdom (14%), Finland (7%)

Main connections: Mozilla, Firefox, Digital rights management

Linked to: Mozilla, Mozilla Corporation, Huawei, Nokia

 

Timeline


 

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2011

On July 25, 2011, Dr. Andreas Gal, Director of Research at Mozilla Corporation, announced the "Boot to Gecko" Project on the mozilla add something


2012

At Mobile World Congress 2012, Mozilla and Telefónica announced that the Spanish telecommunications provider intended to deliver "open Web devices" in 2012 based on HTML5 and these APIs add something

 

In July 2012, Boot to Gecko was rebranded as 'Firefox OS', after Mozilla's well-known desktop browser, Firefox, and screenshots began appearing in August 2012 add something

 

In August 2012, a Nokia employee demonstrated the OS running on a Raspberry Pi add something

 

In December 2012, Mozilla rolled out another update and released Firefox OS Simulator 1,0 which can be downloaded as an add-on for Firefox add something


2013

ZTE confirmed at CES 2013 that they will ship a smartphone with the OS. add something

 

In February 2013 Mozilla announced plans for global commercial roll-out of Firefox OS. add something

 

HTC HD2 - On May 6, 2013, an XDA developer successfully ported Firefox OS to the HTC HD2

 

The latest version of Firefox OS Simulator, version 4,0, was released on July 3, 2013 and announced on July 11, 2013 add something

 

In December 2013, new features were added with the 1,2 release, including conference calling, silent SMS authentication for mobile billing, improved push notifications, and three state setting for Do Not Track add something


2014

As of December 16, 2014, Firefox OS phones are offered by 14 operators in 28 countries throughout the world add something


2015

A MIPS port was created by Imagination Technologies in March 2015 add something

 

In August 2015, attempts by Matchstick TV to add DRM caused the demise of Matchstick, a decision that Boing Boing called "suicide-by-DRM." add something

 

But with the passage of time as of December 2015, Mozilla launched its 12 smartphones across 24 countries, which is gradual increase over time add something

 

Smartphone - In December 2015, Mozilla announced that it would phase out development of Firefox OS for smartphones, and would reposition the project to focus on other forms of internet-connected devices

 

On December 8, 2015, Mozilla announced that it will stop sales of Firefox OS smart phones through carriers add something


2016

In January 2016, Mozilla announced that Firefox OS would power Panasonic's UHD TVs add something

 

Mozilla later announced that Firefox OS smartphones would be discontinued by May 2016 as the development of "Firefox OS for smartphones" would cease after the release of version 2,6 add something

 

In September 2016 Mozilla announced that work on Firefox OS has ceased, and all B2G-related code is going to be removed from mozilla-central add something


2017

In July 2017, it was reported that Indian telecom operator Jio would be launching new feature phone with OS derived from Firefox OS and the apps are purely in HTML5 and CSS. add something