Mozilla today announced two developer preview phones running on the Firefox OS. These handsets will be available to the developers to develop and test apps on a real machine.
Let’s take a look on the top three trending products predicted for 2013: Chromebooks, FirefoxOS and Opera with Turbo for Android.
Mozilla developers have released an extension for Firefox, Ready to Deliver to Boot to Gecko (r2d2b2g), which is the easiest way to test Firefox OS right in the Firefox browser. The r2d2b2g does not require any technical skill or complex setup process.
Mozilla has finally decided the User Agent string for its upcoming mobile operating system, Firefox OS, which was earlier named as Boot to Gecko (B2G). The UA string of Firefox OS will be free of operating system identifier.
Mozilla today announced that its upcoming mobile operating system project, Boot to Gecko, will use Firefox branding. The project has been renamed to Firefox OS, and the first device featuring this new platform is expected to launch in early 2013.
This is another great step for Mozilla’s “Do Not Track” initiative: Mozilla has announced to implement DNT settings to its mobile operating system, Boot to Gecko. With this implementation, users will be able to change tracking settings for installed mobile browsers and apps.
As reported earlier, Mozilla has announced its partners for Boot to Gecko project in MWC 2012. Mozilla and Telefónica have unveiled their strategy for Open Web Devices platform, which is set to launch later in 2012. Other partners and supporters of B2G project are Deutsche Telekom, Adobe and Qualcomm.
Mozilla’s CTO, Brendan Eich, has hinted towards a major success for B2G project: Mozilla is going to unveil partners for Boot to Gecko at Mobile World Congress 2012.
Mozilla is working on a push notification system for web which will be independent of the platform and work beyond the native applications. Push Notifications for web will enable websites to send notifications to the user even when the user has not opened that website in his browser.