Hello Linux Geeksters. As I have recently written, Alcatel One Touch Fire, the first Firefox OS based phone created by Alcatel, willnot get Firefox OS 1.2., but skip directly to Firefox OS 1.3.
According to Mozilla, the phone manufacturers are not capable of keeping up with the release cycle (3 months) of Firefox OS.
Firefox OS is developed on a much faster schedule than others and Mozilla currently publishes a new rapid release every 3 months. Most of our OEM [original equipment manufacturer] partners have decided to skip the update to 1.2 and will directly update their customers to version 1.3, which will offer additional features in comparison to version 1.2.
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, and Geeksphone Revolution. Also, Mozilla and Foxconn are working together in order to release the first tablets using Firefox OS by default.
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, Mozilla has teamed up with Foxconn and VIA Technologies, in order to release Firefox OS based tablets.