With a Firefox OS offshoot called H5OS, Acadine Technologies hopes to succeed where Microsoft and others have failed. A China-run backer has begun paying the bills.
Mozilla's 2014 deal with Chinese chipmaker Spreadtrum has opened the door to super-cheap phones. The cheapest is the Ace from Cherry Mobile in the Philippines.
The chipmaker won't contest the record fine as part of the resolution, and agrees to make several changes to its patent-licensing business in China.
In an interview with CNET, the mobile-chip maker's president, Derek Aberle, discusses his company's strategy to grow in 2015, as well as its China troubles.
The world's largest chipmaker by sales continued to post stronger numbers in its PC and data-center businesses, but its mobile unit posted just $1 million in revenue and another huge loss.
Despite a rocky start in mobile, the chipmaker forged ahead with its second major mobile partnership in China this year.
Firefox OS phone owners will be able to flip app permissions on and off at will in a far-future version of the browser-based mobile operating system.
Smartphone shoppers in India can now buy the affordable Cloud FX for just slightly more than Mozilla's target price of $25.
The alternative to Android and iOS is geared for low-budget markets, and it's about to hit one of the biggest in the world. Will that price tag light a fire?
Mozilla doesn't want Firefox OS users to have out-of-date versions of the mobile OS, so it's working to offer updates itself over Wi-Fi connections.