As you may know, Mozilla had ambitious plans with its Firefox OS, but not long ago, they have decided to ditch the plans for creating a mobile operating system for tablets and smartphones and focus on an OS that uses web technologies for smart TVs.
The Firefox developers were not pleased with the fact that the adoption rate of Firefox OS was not great and the their OS did not receive too much traction within the users.
But the development of Firefox OS was not abandoned completely, being recently adopted by some Panasonic TVs.
The official announcement:
“Panasonic announced that Firefox OS will power the new Panasonic DX900 UHD TVs, the first LED LCD TVs in the world with Ultra HD Premium specification, unveiled today at CES 2016. Panasonic TVs powered by Firefox OS are already available globally, enabling consumers to find their favorite channels, apps, videos, websites and content quickly and pin content and apps to their TV’s home screen,”.
Firefox OS 2.5, packed on Panasonic DX900 UHD TVs, brings official Vimeo, iHeartRadio, Atari, AOL, Giphy and Hubii webapps and an awesome feature called “send to TV”, permitting the users to send content from the browsers to a connected TV running Android or Firefox OS.