Hello Firefox OS Enthusiasts. As you may know, Firefox OS 1.3 (and older) provides only very basic features for the camera: take picture and video, switch between front and back camera and flash.
But everything is about to change. Firefox OS 1.4, which is scheduled for release on the 25th of April will bring new camera features, worth mentioning being:
- facetrack indication
- selftimer countdown
- autofocus and touch focus indicators, for both photo and video
- camera frame grid
- camera front/rear toggle
- camera settings secondary menus
- settings confirmation message
- dual shutter camera and video recorder
- dual shutter low battery
- dual shutter settings
For those who don’t know yet, Firefox OS is a new Linux based mobile operating system, built by using the new HTML5 technology by the Mozilla developers. For now, it is used as default on smartphones with modest hardware specs, developed by LG, ZTE, Alcatel and Geeksphone.
It looks like Firefox OS is doing quite well. For now, we know for sure that 2014 will bring ZTE Open C and ZTE Open II, the next two Firefox OS based smartphones developed by the Chinese manufacturer, Geeksphone Revolution, and a bunch of new Firefox OS devices from Alcatel: the Alcatel One Touch Fire C, Alcatel One Touch Fire E, Alcatel One Touch Fire S, Alcatel One Touch Fire 7 and Alcatel One Touch POP.
While Firefox OS has been experimentally ported to the Google Nexus 7 tablet. Also, the InFocus F1 tablet running Firefox OS has been spotted at FCC.