Mozilla and OEM partner Geeksphone released the first developer preview phones running the open-source software development initiative's new Firefox OS, selling out in a matter of hours.
NEW YORK--Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs said the company's Firefox OS-based smartphones will be available in June in Brazil, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Venezuela, before coming to 11 more countries this year.
Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs said he will step down from his position later this year, a position he has held since 2010. The company said it has begun a search for a replacement CEO. Concurrent with the news, Mozilla announced a number of management movements including the appointment of Li Gong as Mozilla's senior vice president of mobile devices, where he will help oversee the progress of Mozilla's HTML5-based Firefox smartphone operating system.
Mozilla is collaborating with Samsung Electronics to build Servo, an experimental Web browser optimized for mobile devices running Google's Android operating system and ARM processors.
At this year's installment of Mobile World Congress (MWC), held Feb. 25-28 in Barcelona, Spain, it was clear that the mobile ecosystem is moving forward. In 2012, we wrote about how the world's largest mobility trade show demonstrated the growing importance of devices and all things mobile in consumers' lives. If that was the case last year, the 2013 show proved that we're into a new stage in the era of mobility.
Mozilla said it will not expand its Firefox browser to the iOS mobile operating system until Apple relaxes its stance against third-party browser technology.
BARCELONA, Spain--While Mozilla's Mitchell Baker blasted the dominating platforms--Android and iOS--earlier this week during an evening keynote, the company has stated it isn't trying to replace them.
BARCELONA, Spain--The chief executives from Ubuntu, Firefox and Jolla argued that the wireless industry is desperately in need of additional smartphone choices, and that Apple and Samsung's dominance of the market is in need of breaking.
BARCELONA, Spain--Telefónica plans to sell ZTE's "Open" Firefox OS phone sometime this summer in Europe and Latin America. The carrier said it will target the phone to younger customers who have not yet purchased their first smartphone.