Firefox for Tablets

Firefox OS in 2014

Mozilla has big plans for the Firefox OS in 2014. However, I am not sure if these plans include the US as we saw with the Firefox OS Phones which were released in Europe in 2013. So for the 2014 Mobile World Congress (MCW) Mozilla is announcing new devices for the entire world (though may be not in the US): $25 Firefox OS Smart Phone Panasonic Firefox OS Powered Smart TV Firefox OS Powered Tablets See more at The Den

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Mozilla has had the Firefox OS on smartphones for a while now. Next up is tablets. Mozilla’s own Asa Dotzier, director of Firefox OS, has now provided the hardware specs of the Foxconn-made reference Firefox OS tablet. It’s very similar to the Infocus nFocus New Tab F1, which sells for around $400 USD. The tablet sports a 10.1-inch IPS multi-touch screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution that is backed by a quad-core Allwinner A31 chip clocked at 1 GHz, PowerVR SGX544MP2 graphics, and 2 GB of DDR3 memory. Other features include 16 GB of internal memory, a 2MP camera…

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“Mozilla’s Firefox Web browser once was limited to just desktop and notebook computers running on top of existing operating systems, but that’s no longer the case. In a series of announcements today at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Mozilla announced new Firefox OS efforts to bring the open-source browser operating system to TVs, tablets and even desktop PCs. … “ Source: eWeekAddress : Mozilla Bringing Firefox OS to TVs, Tablets, Desktops

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Firefox 27 was originally scheduled for release on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014. However, due to Mozilla shutting down their operations until January 6th, they have opted to push the release back two weeks to ensure the build quality is not sacrificed. The new release date for Firefox 27 (desktop and Android) as well as 24.3esr is now Tuesday February 4th, 2014. via Firefox Future Releases

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Mozilla released the next update for Firefox Mobile users on Tuesday, December 10th. Firefox 26 included these updates: NEW Updated about:home interface with Top Sites thumbnails, and ability to pin tabs to home page Password manager now supports script-generated password fields Performance improvements on some Nvidia devices CSP implementation now supports multiple policies, including the case of both an enforced and Report-Only policy, per the spec DEVELOPER Math.ToFloat32 takes a JS value and converts it to a Float32, whenever possible There is no longer a prompt when websites use appcache Support for the CSS image orientation property IndexedDB can now…

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Just Released None Coming Soon October 29th Firefox 25 Firefox for Android 25 Firefox 24.0.1 ESR Firefox 26 Beta (25.0b1)* Firefox 27 Aurora (26.0a2)* Future Releases December 10th Firefox 26 Firefox for Android 26 Firefox 24.0.2 ESR Firefox 27 Beta (27.0b1)* Firefox 28 Aurora (28.0a2)* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule,dates listed for Aurora and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is set to begin. The actual release to that particular channel may vary by several days.

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Just Released None Coming Soon September 17th Firefox 24 Firefox for Android 24 Firefox 24.0.0 ESR Firefox 25 Beta (25.0b1)* Firefox 26 Aurora (26.0a2)* Future Releases October 29 Firefox 25 Firefox for Android 25 Firefox 24.0.1 ESR Firefox 26 Beta (25.0b1)* Firefox 27 Aurora (26.0a2)* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule,dates listed for Aurora and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is set to begin. The actual release to that particular channel may vary by several days.

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Just Released August 6th Firefox 23 Firefox for Android 23 Firefox 17.0.8 ESR Firefox 24 Beta (24.0b1)* Firefox 25 Aurora (25.0a2)* August 16th Firefox 23.0.1 Coming Soon September 17th Firefox 24 Firefox for Android 24 Firefox 24.0.0 ESR Firefox 25 Beta (25.0b1)* Firefox 26 Aurora (26.0a2)* Future Releases October 29th Firefox 25 Firefox for Android 25 Firefox 24.0.1 ESR Firefox 26 Beta (26.0b1)* Firefox 27 Aurora (27.0a2)* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule,dates listed for Aurora and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is set to begin. The actual release to that particular channel may vary by…

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Just Released None Coming Soon August 6th Firefox 23 Firefox for Android 23 Firefox 17.0.8 ESR Firefox 24 Beta (24.0b1)* Firefox 25 Aurora (25.0a2)* Future Releases September 17th Firefox 24 Firefox for Android 24 Firefox 24.0.0 ESR Firefox 25 Beta (25.0b1)* Firefox 26 Aurora (26.0a2)* * As part of the new Rapid Release Schedule,dates listed for Aurora and Beta builds reflect when the code merge is set to begin. The actual release to that particular channel may vary by several days.

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Again, we aren’t going to be seeing these or the possible Firefox OS (aka Boot to Gecko or B2G) tablet in the US anytime soon. One phone, ZTE Open was released in Europe today ..the ZTE Open will hit the Spanish market on July 2 and will be priced at €69 with a €30 pre-pay balance thrown in for good measure. The device boasts a 3.5‐inch, HVGA TFT touchscreen display and has 256MB RAM and 512MB ROM combined with a 3.2MP camera and a 4GB microSD card. via Tom’s Hardware

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