Mozilla Reviews its 2012, Looks Forward to Firefox OS in 2013
Follow Us:
Follow us on Twitter
Subscribe to our RSS
Mozilla Reviews its 2012, Looks Forward to Firefox OS in 2013
by Sam Dean - Dec. 17, 2012Comments (0)
Related Blog PostsBugzilla Bug Tracker Was Key to Recent Firefox Security SnafuChrome Browser Nearing 30 Percent Market ShareGoogle, Microsoft Create Alliance for Open MediaMozilla Experiments with True Private BrowsingFedora: To Chromium or Not to Chromium...
Mozilla is out with a detailed new infographic and year-end roundup of data showing how far it has come this year. Of course, it touts the company's upcoming aggressive push into the smartphone arena with Firefox OS, but it also collects some data that may be more unexpected. Did you know that almost one in 10 users of Firefox on the desktop use built-in Do Not Track features? Here are more of the data nuggets.According to Mozilla's post reviewing 2012 milestones: "The excitement around Firefox OS is palpable, and the distance we’ve come in a year is extraordinary. Together with our partners, the Firefox OS team is building the world’s first Open Web Device, and along the way  we’ve introduced nearly 30 new Web APIs to bring the power of mobile apps to the open Web.""On Android, we listened to our users. We rebuilt Firefox from the ground up, and we delivered something really excellent. The performance of the browser is incredible and we didn’t sacrifice any of the power of the engine to do it. In fact, we’ve expanded our reach by optimizing our performance to run on lower-powered ARMv6 devices as well. Our users are telling us we got this one  right, with week over week ratings in the Google Play Store that are best in class." The post also higlights some of Mozilla's wins on the desktop, where Firefox remains locked in a tight battle for market share with Google's Chrome browser.What will 2013 bring from Mozilla? According to the 2012 roundup: "Our browsers need to keep maturing and evolving  as our users do, with features like the Social API expanding the concept  of what a browser can be. For Firefox OS, 2013 will be the year when the world can see and hold and try a real device powered only by the  power of the Web  and, for many, it will be the first smartphone they’ve ever been able to  afford. To do this work will require every Mozillian to find a dozen more."Mozilla's real challenge as it pushes Firefox OS next year is going to be winning over developers. It will be very critical for the company to quickly build an app ecosystem that can compete with the ones for the iPhone and Android devices.  Toward that end, the company has been delivering online presenations and demos of Firefox OS aimed squarely at developers. This new mobile OS, seen below, will be a story to watch as 2013 unfolds.
mozilla browsers smartphones Qualcomm Telefonica Firefox OS
Previous: Valve Steam for Linu...Next: Another Foundation P... Browse Blog
Craig Harris uses OStatic to support Open Source, ask and answer questions and stay informed. What about you?
Share Your Comments
If you are a member, Sign in to have your comment attributed to you. If you are not yet a member, Join OStatic and help the Open Source community by sharing your thoughts, answering user questions and providing reviews and alternatives for projects.
Your Name
Email Address (kept hidden)
Your Comment *
Promote Open Source Knowledge by sharing your thoughts, listing Alternatives and Answering Questions!
Explore Software in this Blog Post
Mozilla has 0 reviews17 users
Featured MembersViewRandy ClarkLinux lover. LAMP user. Have been using OSS for a decade now. Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, SuSE, RedHat...'Nuff said.
ViewCraig HarrisI'm a tech analyst at a local firm here in Cambrid...
Related Questions
Get answers and share your expertise.
Have a question? Ask the community
How to sync Thunderbird across LAN Machines?
By Wayne Thomas - Sep 08, 2011
4 answers
Partner Center
Happening Now on OStatic
hinaismil commented on Dia: A Strong Open Source Answer to Microsoft's Visio
Rudi commented on SourceForge's Community Choice Awards: Winners Named
SpendVu commented on Open Workbench: All the Fun of Microsoft Project With None of the Hassle
About OStatic
Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
Send Feedback
Powered by Vox Holdings
© 2015 OStatic. Built on fine Open Source Software from projects like
MySQL and
Sign in to OStatic
Username: *
Password: *
Not a member? Join NowI forgot my password