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Mozilla at MWC: Firefox OS to get an interface overhaul; $25 smartphone in the offing

  1. Mozilla announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona yesterday that its Firefox OS will get an interface overhaul in the coming months. According to a Cnet report, the interface changes will apply to things like notifications, search, app discovery,...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,504   +2,052

    A 25 buck smartphone? How smart can it be? In a first world economy you may be better off with an old fashioned feature phone but it'll most likely be a hit in emerging markets.
     
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,511   +503

    The last paragraph makes this idea something interesting, lets hope it arrives to good port and this is not OLPC all over again.
     
  4. Wait a minute... I thought Firefox OS was shelved after failing to gain a foothold in smartphone market.
     
  5. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,323   +710

    OMG..these *****s are copying *Blackberry*?? Way to fail, Mozilla.
     
  6. Tanstar

    Tanstar TS Guru Posts: 410   +88

    You can find phones in the $20 range at RadioShack (and I assume elsewhere) with Android 4+ currently. Are they top of the line? Of course not! But they are cheap and useable.
     
  7. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 347   +26

    Nope we are very much in development of Firefox OS.
     
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,504   +2,052

    That's amazing. The cheapest smartphone we have in my country is the Samsung Galaxy Pocket at about $65 but with it's 2.8" screen I don't think it'll give the greatest Android (2.3) experience though I'm sure it's usable as well.
     

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