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Firefox OS continues to develop

Web site become apps in Firefox OS

Firefox OS apps on Android

3D on a low-power smartphone

LAS VEGAS--Mozilla continues to update its in-progress Firefox OS for smartphones, including refinements to the main screen that make it visually similar to Android.
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One thing that will set Firefox OS apart from its competition is that its app-searching abilities can turn nearly any Web site into an app using manifest files.
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Another neat innovation brought on by the Firefox OS support for HTML5 is that any Firefox OS app will also be able to run in Firefox for Android. Here, a weather app is open in Firefox for Android (left) and in Firefox OS.
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While Mozilla didn't have any hardware to show off, the OS continues to be developed for lower-powered hardware. Here's the demo model, which had only a 850mHz processor and 256MB of RAM, running Mozilla's WebGL 3D-rendering app.
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