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With Firefox OS, Mozilla begins the $25 smartphone push

BARCELONA -- Mozilla doubled down on its bet that low-end smartphones will give Firefox OS a place in the crowded mobile market, announcing partnerships Sunday that will bring $25 smartphones to the large number of people who can't afford high-end models like Apple's iPhone 5S and Samsung's Galaxy S5 that cost hundreds of dollars.

At the Mobile World Congress here, Mozilla announced a deal with Chinese chip designer Spreadtrum Communications that will mean Firefox OS smartphones will arrive in extremely cost-sensitive markets like India and Indonesia where people often buy phones from a bin in a store. … Read more

ZTE's colorful, 4-inch Open C features Firefox OS (hands-on)

BARCELONA, Spain -- In partnership with Mozilla, ZTE announced two of its newest Firefox handsets during a press conference at MWC. One of which is the ZTE Open II, while the other, slightly more powerful phone, is the Open C. The phone will launch in Venezuela for Telefónica, and Uruguay in the second quarter of this year.

Design The device comes in many two attractive colors: bright orange and blue. Though it's undoubtedly a budget phone, its faux-metallic aesthetic lends a premium look and feel that is quite stylish.

The handset features a 4-inch WVGA display with … Read more

Mozilla Firefox for Android review

Mozilla Firefox for Android adds a new main screen and bookmarking feature to its already robust mobile browsing. It's an incredibly faithful mobile version of a desktop browser and one of the premier browsers on Android. There's no reason not to give this app a shot, especially if your current mobile browser doesn't fully satisfy you.

The new Mozilla Firefox for Android comes with all the features you love in the original Firefox -- tabbed browsing, Firefox Sync, and great speed, to name only a few. Added to that is one of the premier incognito modes for … Read more

Mozilla Firefox for Mac

Mozilla Firefox for Mac comes with a new Social API that allows you to integrate multiple social sites into your browser and chat or receive notifications more easily. Various security and code improvements have also been made, but you probably won't notice these unless you're a theme or add-on developer. The browser remains fast, safe, and accessible.

After downloading the new Mozilla Firefox for Mac, drag it into the Applications folder and then move the app icon to the dock. Launch it and you can run several services at a time with the new Social API. Not all … Read more

Mozilla Firefox 27 review

Mozilla Firefox's latest incarnation adds an improved social platform to its bevy of creative settings and host of add-ons. The new Social API lets you embed social networks into the browser for easy access, bringing you convenient updates and notifications from Facebook and other networks. If you haven't already tried this browser, there's no better time than now.

Mozilla Firefox prides itself on being on the cutting edge with its many features and high performance. The new release consistently performs near the front of the pack in terms of speed, running in our side-by-side tests neck and … Read more

Firefox OS sinks its teeth into low-end smartphones

In an impressive first-year achievement, Firefox OS has found a toehold in a fiercely competitive smartphone market. The next challenge for Mozilla's browser-based mobile operating system will be to convert that toehold into a foothold.

As the struggles of BlackBerry OS, Microsoft Windows Phone, and Samsung Tizen have shown, it's extraordinarily hard to find any room in a mobile operating system market where Apple's iOS and Google's Android dominate. Yet Mozilla has managed to do just that by focusing on super-low-cost smartphones and on partnerships with carriers who want something to offer in markets where even … Read more

Mozilla gets into content creation with Voices

Open jobs for engineers are plentiful at Mozilla, the browser maker, privacy advocate, and open Internet proponent. But the company has only one opening for editor-in-chief, a new role listed only for the past two weeks.

Mozilla, as is the case with many other companies, is getting into what the tech world has come to call with not even a scintilla of irony, "content creation." Not unlike similar positions at other Internet firms, the new role at Mozilla would be to make videos and write blogs, while creating and curating an editorial voice that dovetails with Mozilla's … Read more

Mozilla to sell New Tab page ads in Firefox

Ads are coming to Firefox's New Tab page, browser maker Mozilla announced on Tuesday.

Revealed at the Interactive Advertising Bureau's annual leadership meeting in Palm Desert, Calif., Mozilla said that the ads are part of an attempt to connect new browser users to sites that they might find relevant.

Called Directory Tiles, the initiative will use a combination of sponsored sites, popular sites based on geographic location, and Mozilla ecosystem items to fill in blank New Tab pages. Currently, the nine empty boxes on a new New Tab page fill in over time with sites culled from the … Read more

Firefox's new interface is almost here

Twelve weeks from now, the majority of Mozilla Firefox users will get a massive overhaul to the browser's interface and features. The project, code-named Australis, has been limited to Firefox's nightly builds, but adventurous fans can check out what's in the works with Friday's release of Firefox 29 Aurora.

In development for almost two years, the interface will be the most apparent change. On Windows and Linux, the orange Firefox button in the upper-left corner of the browser is gone, a hallmark since 2011's Firefox 4.

In its place, Mozilla has created a more graphics-friendly … Read more

Firefox for touch screens goes to beta

Firefox fans may not have felt like this week's update to the stable version delivered much, but there's much more to get excited about if you've got a Windows 8 touch screen and are comfortable using Firefox Beta.

Firefox 28 Beta for Windows 8 and 8.1 "Metro" mode debuted Thursday and offers a touch-friendly interface, with pinch-to-zoom, swipes for moving backward and forward through your history, and a tile-based Firefox start screen.

It also has different view modes. Full screen takes up your entire screen, while "snap" turns the browser into a … Read more