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Firefox tablet image and specs leak

It's not often a leak comes directly from a company but Mozilla's Asa Dotzle has leaked the specs of the first tablet to be powered by Firefox OS. Manufactured by Foxconn, the slate (codenamed Flatfish) is actually the Infocus New Tab F1. This is a low-end tablet built by the contract manufacturer. Infocus sells its slate online for $150 and Mozilla could try to get these to market at under $100. The tablet is equipped with a 10.1 inch IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 800. Under the hood is a quad-core 1GHz…

Panasonic and Mozilla to Collaborate on New Firefox OS Open Platform for Next Generation Smart TVs

Panasonic Corporation and Mozilla today announced that the two companies have agreed to form a partnership to develop and promote the new Firefox OS, an open platform based on HTML5 and other Web technologies, for next generation smart TVs. The development of the new Firefox OS platform aims to deliver more expansive access into smart TVs by leveraging the HTML5 and Web technologies already prevalent on PCs, smartphones and tablets, to offer consumers more personalized and optimized access to Web and broadcasting…

Mozilla Launches Contribution Program to Help Deliver Firefox OS to Tablets

Mozilla are launching a new contribution program aimed at accelerating the build of Firefox OS for tablets and its supporting ecosystem. To do this, they will provide dedicated contributors with access to resources and reference tablet hardware. Mozilla are working closely with partners like Foxconn and developers on the tablet development of Firefox OS. Because Firefox OS is built on the Web, and the Web is a truly extensible platform, they can continue to optimize Firefox OS for smartphones, while also building for…

VIA Announces Partnership with Mozilla for Support and Development of Firefox OS for New Devices

VIA has announced an official partnership with Mozilla for support and development of Firefox OS for new device form factors. Firefox OS running on APC Paper and Rock has been released with complete, buildable source codes available to developers on GitHub. In order to continue to encourage community support, free APCs will be rewarded to developers that fix a known issue. A full list of issues is available here. “Firefox OS puts the power of the Web to the people. This partnership with APC presents an…

Mozilla and its Firefox OS partners launch Open Web Device Compliance Review Board

Mozilla and its partners that include the likes of Deutsche Telekom, Qualcomm and ZTE have announced the creation of a new body to make sure devices using Firefox OS comply with open Web standards. Dubbed Open Web Device Compliance Review Board (CRB), it will play a key role in deciding how devices and manufacturers get Firefox OS branding, and run independently to ensure API compliance, standardize performance, cut compatibility testing time and costs to get devices to market faster. Under the deal, companies…