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Mozilla's mobile operating system, unveiled at Mobile World Congress, won't win over many iOS and Android faithful. But it's credible for low-budget feature-phone owners.

February 24, 2013

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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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$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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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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To avoid Android pitfalls, Mozilla shoulders Firefox OS update burden

Mozilla doesn't want Firefox OS users to have out-of-date versions of the mobile OS, so it's working to offer updates itself over Wi-Fi connections.

By February 27, 2014

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With Firefox OS, Mozilla begins the $25 smartphone push

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.

By February 23, 2014

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Firefox for touch screens goes to beta

As the stable version of Firefox gets additional social features, the lesser-used Beta finally gets a Windows 8 touch screen-friendly interface and Firefox for Android updates, too.

By February 6, 2014

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Geeksphone now selling Firefox OS to consumers with Peak+

The Spanish startup launches preorders for an updated, higher-end smartphone costing $197 and running Mozilla's browser-based Firefox OS.

By July 25, 2013

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Telefonica's Yotam Ben-Ami fights for Firefox phones (Q&A)

The Spanish carrier has a lot riding on Mozilla's mobile OS. Its director of open Web devices reveals Latin America sales data that show Firefox OS has a shot at becoming the third mobile OS.

By October 18, 2013