Firefox OS Now Available For Android As A Downloadable App
Mozilla is entering the mobile operating system scene with its Firefox OS. While Firefox OS is yet to hit mainstream success just like Google's mobile operating system, it's still a welcomed testing ground for hackers and developers alike. As such, the company has seen it fit to release its Firefox OS as an experimental Android app for anyone interested.
Firefox OS 2.5 Developer Preview is now available on Android devices and comes with new features such as add-ons that can extend an app, a couple, or all of them including the system app. Private Browsing with Tracking Protection also allows users in the platform control how their browsing activity is tracked across websites. Pin the Web lets users pin any website or webpage to the homescreen so that they won't have to type it in the browser anymore and just launch it straight from the pinned website.
However, unlike other operating systems that would need its users to reflash their devices to replace or update it, Firefox OS 2.5 Developer Preview is a standalone app that lets its users experience what Firefox OS can bring. Quite simply, it's an alternative homescreen with a new overlay on the user-interface to give users an idea of how a device running Firefox OS works.
"We are very excited about the Firefox OS 2.5 Developer Preview app," Peter Dolanjski Product Manager for Firefox OS said. "We've worked hard to produce a Firefox OS experience for Android users. As with all things at Mozilla, this effort is very much a community effort and we welcome all forms of constructive feedback and suggestions for making the experience better."
Those who are interested to try Firefox OS can download the app straight from the official website. However, it's not available on the Google Play Store, so chances are, users would need to tweak a couple of settings to install the app.
Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Xiaomi Mi 6: Head-to-head Specs Shootout
Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Xiaomi's Mi 6 are high-end phones. Both phones boast of top-tier looks and powerful hardware.
Google Pixel XL vs Essential Phone vs Galaxy S8: Specs Comparison
Comparing the new Essential smartphone spec by spec with the big beasts of the phone market right now.
New Malware Infects 36.5 Million Android Devices
Almost 36.5 million Android devices have been affected with a new malware dubbed as "Judy". It has been found in 41 apps on the Google Play.
Google Pixel 2 Is Coming, New Details & Release Date Leaked!
The search giant is already preparing itself for the launch of the Google Pixel 2. The new device is expected to arrive around October 2017 packed with thrilling specs and features.
Android Co-founder's Mysterious Smartphone Could Be iPhone 8 And Galaxy S8's Nightmare
Andy Rubin and his startup is expected to unveil its secret smartphone in a few days but, this early, it's already giving Apple and Samsung goosebumps.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
What Is M2M & IoT?
While IoT and M2M technologies do have some elements in common, they are, in fact, two distinct concepts. M2M applications differ from what IoT is intended for and mostly cover the industrial field. IoT connected objects, on the other hand, pertain more to everyday life and apply to the general public.
Wellness Technology is a Billion Dollar Industry. Here Comes the Next Wave: Death Positive & Grief Wellness
The World Health Organization estimates that 25% of all people will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives, with roughly 450 million individuals currently struggling with a condition.
Find the build that’s right for you in the Metamorph League and experiment with other playstyles.
Defeat bosses in the Metamorph League and get tons of PoE currency like PoE orbs by knowing what the right build for you is in our Metamorph build guide!
Design Trends you Should Know
For everything from product labels to websites, the right design has a huge impact on people. Keeping up with the latest design styles is important because it lets organizations present a trendier and more modern vibe to their audience. Here are some of the biggest trends you can expect to see in the upcoming years.