Hello Firefox OS Enthusiasts. As you may know, the Mozilla developers are attending the Mobile World Congress 2014, which takes place at Barcelona, in 24-27 February.
Among others, the developers will demo the Firefox Marketplace, that is similar to the Google Play, proving HTML5 apps for Firefox OS and the Firefox Launcher for Android, at stand 3C30 in Hall 3, at the Fira Gran Via.
Also, they will unveil some Firefox OS based devices created by ZTE, TCL and LG and will be presenting some HTML5 apps that will deliver good content and high performance.
Besides the stand in Hall 3, the Mozilla developers will also take part at the ‘The Future of Voice’ and ‘Mobile and Privacy: Building Trust Through Transparency, Choice and Control’ events, which are scheduled for Wednesday, 26th February, 14:00-15:30 CET in Auditorium 2 respectively Thursday, 27th February, 11:00-13:00 CET, at the GSMA Seminar Theater 2, CC1.5, near Hall 1 entrance.
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. Also, the InFocus F1 tablet running Firefox OS has been spotted at FCC.