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Mozilla has new partnerships to carry its browser-based OS to high-growth, low-cost markets like Indonesia where iOS and Android are vulnerable. Also: more power at the same price from Alcatel and ZTE, the first LTE Firefox OS phone, and a 7-inch tablet.
Mozilla's mobile operating system, Firefox OS, is increasing its presence at Mobile World Congress this year with a selection of affordable options.
Geeksphone begins selling two phones, the Keon and Peak, starting Tuesday. These lower-budget models are geared for programmers building Web apps for Mozilla's open-source OS.
New statistics show Google's browser could well bump Firefox as the second-place PC browser. Android's browser is gunning for Opera Mobile's position.
Firefox for Android is critical to Mozilla's effort to remain relevant in the surging mobile market. The new project will help, but it's got plenty of challenges.
New Firefox versions now will emerge every six weeks as Mozilla tries to be more competitive. That's too rapid for some, but Mozilla is willing to leave them behind.
With Firefox 3.5, Mozilla hopes to "upgrade the Web" with new features such as faster performance, built-in video, and new graphics technology.
Mozilla expects that the latest Firefox tweak will lead more people to upgrade. Also: that first Firefox 3.6 release candidate could arrive Friday.
WebM video, hardware-accelerated video, and a user interface overhaul start arriving in a test version of what will become Firefox 4.