Hello Linux Geeksters. Starting with Firefox 29 beta, the users will be able to install Firefox OS applications on their Android phones, via the Firefox Marketplace.
For now, the Firefox OS apps create a launcher on the home screen (and will show up in the app drawer) and they open in an internet browser (with a simplified interface). When a Firefox OS app is uninstalled, its icon remains on the phone, but it opens the Mozilla browser when launched.
To get Firefox OS apps via Firefox 29 Beta, go to menu and from tools choose Apps. The browser downloads the needed packages and installs them, via the Android installer.
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.