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$100 ZTE Open C phone carries new Firefox OS 1.3 to market

The Chinese handset maker begins selling its dual-core phone online with version 1.3 of Mozilla's Firefox OS for $100.

By May 8, 2014

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Firefox OS 1.3 brings new tools for better mobile Web gaming

With asm.js and WebGL technologies, Mozilla's browser-based mobile OS will soon get games like Where's My Water.

By May 8, 2014

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Mozilla's new CTO: JavaScript, Firefox OS expert Andreas Gal

Gal, recruited six years ago by former CTO and short-lived CEO Brendan Eich, brings continuity to the nonprofit organization's top techie job.

By April 24, 2014

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Firefox OS 2.0 starts emerging from its cocoon

Mozilla's modernized mobile OS is catching up to Apple and Google rivals with improvements necessary to carry Firefox OS beyond its bare-bones roots. Copy-paste and find-my-phone tools patch significant shortcomings.

By April 10, 2014

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After upgrade hiccups, Alcatel will skip Firefox OS 1.2

Rapid-release software updates are easier with browsers than operating systems, judging by Alcatel's decision to skip the next Firefox OS release.

By January 31, 2014

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How to get the Kindle Fire OS 3.1 update

Amazon plans to push the update to compatible Kindles in the coming weeks, but you don't have to wait.

By November 18, 2013

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Microsoft Office for iPad (iOS)

The Office for iPad apps are a great middle ground between desktop and smartphone versions, and are a must-have for frequent Office users.

March 27, 2014

4.5 stars Editors' rating March 27, 2014

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Mozilla fills feature gaps with Firefox OS 1.1 release

Among additions to the new browser-based OS are support for MMS, keyboard autocorrect, and a home screen that makes it easier to find apps. Also new: broader carrier plans for Firefox OS.

By October 9, 2013

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ZTE Open C

Although it's one of the cheapest smartphones around, you're better off saving your money for a slightly pricier handset.

May 30, 2014

3 stars Editors' rating May 30, 2014
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Amazon Fire Phone

Despite its daring aspirations and 3D-like party tricks, the brave, new Fire Phone's lack of Google services will alienate anyone who expects the flexibility of a modern Android phone.

July 22, 2014

3 stars Editors' rating July 22, 2014