Sony Intends To Add Widget Support For Firefox OS

Hello Firefox OS Enthusiasts. As you may know, 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.

Sony has uploaded code for a widget-like functionality (called gadgets) for Mozilla’s Firefox OS home screen and lock screen, in order to facilitate the users to access various apps easier and to get live information like news or weather forecasts directly on the device’s screen. Sony’s gadgets concept is similar to the Android widgets.

Sony Intends To Add Widget Support For Firefox OS

For more information, see the below video:

Until now, Sony did not release any Firefox OS based smartphone, but they have been testing Firefox OS on their Sony Xperia E phone for a while, so a Sony phone using Mozilla’s OS may be quite close from release.

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.

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.

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.

via liliputing.com

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