Top Online Resources for Firefox OS you must follow

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Firefox OS still looks new in the eyes of many but Firefox OS has been around for long. Do you ever wonder if there are resources online for which you can attain Firefox OS content? Well in this article we look at blogs, social media accounts where you can get all things Firefox OS.

Blogs:

It may look as if there are few blogs on Firefox OS or most Firefox OS Blogs are dead well then you don’t do enough research. Here is a list of the Top 4 Firefox OS Blogs.

Firefox OS Guide (English): This blog has been around since the early days of Firefox OS and is still alive. This blog offers you amazing content on Firefox OS including product reviews, leaks, application reviews, great how to articles and device announcements. FirefoxOSGuide blog offers you a way of buying devices especially from Alcatel OneTouch.

Firefox OS Central (English): Firefox OS Central has also been around since 2014, This blog is based in Ghana and also has writers from Asia. FFOSC offers refreshing news and another perspective of Firefox OS. Content on this blog includes application and game reviews, latest news, device announcements and also covers events on Firefox OS.

Mundo Firefox OS (Spanish): It is the best Spanish site where you can get all the news on Firefox OS. Get app and game reviews and the latest news. It has been around since 2014 and also has great following.

Firefox OS News (French): This blog is new and is based in France. You may not find old post related to Firefox OS but if you want fresh news based in Firefox OS then visit the blog.

Twitter:

Here are twitter accounts you should follow for up to date news:

@thejohnbenard

@FirefoxOSGuide - News, Reviews, How to tutorials, leaked news and more.

@fxoscentral - News, Reviews and more

@fxosnews - News, Reviews and more

@FirefoxOSAfrica - News related to FFOS in Africa

@FirefoxOSfr - Firefox OS News in French

@MundoFirefoxOS FFOS News in Spanish

@FirefoxOSFeed Firefox OS News in English

@AskFirefoxOS - Have a Question related to FirefoxOS? Use the #AskFirefoxOS on Twitter and we are happy to help you,

Facebook:

Who is not on Facebook, so it way too easy to follow Firefox OS related news on Facebook, here are few awesome and resourceful pages on Facebook.

Firefox OS Fans

Marketplace

Firefox OS App Days

Firefox OS News

Firefox OS Central

Firefox OS Guide

Leaked: High-end SONY Smartphone is coming with Firefox OS?

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Long back SONY along with LG Electronics, ZTE and Huawei joined hands with Mozilla to spread Firefox OS devices worldwide, since then all three major Smartphone manufacturers have introduced more than one Smartphones powered by Firefox OS expect SONY. Even few months back we have heard the news that SONY is no more with the working terms with Mozilla for a Smartphone. But earlier today we got an tip from one of our Chinese fans about a leaked image of a High-end SONY Smartphone powered by Firefox OS.

The information is very limited for the time being, but we will try to go deep into the matter in no time. From the leaked image, we came to know few important things about SONY’s upcoming Smartphone. The device is crafted in a glass and metal case and have clearly visible Firefox OS logo and Name embedded on the back. The SONY name is also visible clearly along with a graphic of building and Mozilla Rocket.

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Notably, the device is in RED, the color which SONY used in resent times, while the box behind shows a white Xperia Smartphone with traditional metal circular buttons. But what catches our eyes is the Mozilla sticker on the box.

Something to cheer about if you are a SONY or Mozilla Firefox OS fan! Give us your take in the comment section below.

Buy unlocked Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (3.5) with Firefox OS for GBP 90

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The wait is over! We (FirefoxOSGuide) along with our partner Bonasusgsm proudly presents the much awaited Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (3.5) with Firefox OS. Last month we started the Pre-Booking as the stocks are very limited. The response was overwhelming. Earlier this week we received our first batch of Pixi Smartphones, so finally we are ready to roll.

Those who have Pre-booked with us will receive an email shortly with the purchase link included. Those who are interested, fill up the form below to book it now!

Pixi 3 (3_5) FirefoxOSguide

Once again here is the specs sheet of Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (3.5) in a nutshell:

Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (3.5) aka Orange Klif (known in Africa and Middle-East)

Display size: 3.5″
Display resolution: 320 x 480
Max resolution, still: 2 MP
Secondary camera: No
Operation system: Latest Firefox OS 2.0
Processor: 1.0 GHz Dual Core CPU
Internal memory: 512 MB ROM, 256 MB RAM
Card slot: microSD, max. 32 GB
3.5mm jack: Yes
FM radio: Yes
GPS: Yes
Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi: Yes/ Hotspot.
Bluetooth: v 3.0
Max data transfer speed: HSPA+, 21 Mbps downlink, 5.76 Mbps uplink
USB connection: microUSB 2.0
Battery: Type: Li-Ion 1150 mAh
Body dimensions: 112.2*62*11.9 mm
SIM: Dual SIM
Note: There is no headset in the box.

For full specification click here.

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Two years back (2103) with the basic specs of Alcatel OneTouch Fire, we shipped it for USD 190, that was a huge success, but last year we tried our luck with a high end Firefox OS Smartphone, Alcatel OneTouch Fire E with a USD 300 price tag. But to help our loyal readers we thought it would be very good if we can offer a cheaper and more affordable device. That’s why this year we are offering the lowest price for a Firefox OS Smartphone from our blog. If you want to buy Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (3.5) with Firefox OS 2.0 pre-installed with future updates planned, you have to pay around USD 140.

Only for early birds offer: If you register and make your purchase till this Friday (3rd July 2015) we will provide a 8GB Samsung Micro SD Card FREE along with the shipping. So HURRY!!!

The payment option is easier than ever, with PayPal, you can securely pay and have the assurance of a genuine product. As far as the shipping is concerned, we are offering a FREE WORLDWIDE Shipping! by standard post. You will receive the device within 7-10 days depending on your location. We have also included an additional option UPS Express Saver shipping to any country in the world with assured 3-4 days delivery. Shipping of the device will start from July 3rd (Friday)

So what are you waiting for! Fill up the form below to register with us and be the first to own this cool device with the latest Firefox OS v2.0 out of the box.

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Follow us on Twitter @FirefoxOSGuide or join us on Facebook.com/FirefoxOSGuideto know more about the Registration and availability of the product. Have any question? Ask in the comment below or email us.

Do you have any query related to Firefox OS? Ask it on @AskFirefoxOS

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We launched FirefoxOSGuide.com way back in 2013 when Firefox OS Smartphones were about to hit the market. By that time it had the potential, but no one knows how much success it will achieve. After 2 long years it reached 40 countries and many more to come in the  coming weeks. There are millions of people start using internet for the very first time in their life from a mobile device. With Firefox OS they will experience a whole new way of using the internet. During this couple of years, we answered tons of queries from our readers on Social Media, Blog and through email. So we though to give them a place where they can ask anything and everything about Firefox OS. That’s why we have created a fresh Twitter handle @AskFirefoxOS.

ASK FirefoxOS

No matter whether we have the smallest query about Firefox OS such as – how to make a Call? You can feel free to ask us over their. If we are unable to answer right away! We will ask the experts and get back to you in no time.

So If you are a new user of Firefox OS – Join us on @AskFirefoxOS to get all the answers of your queries related to Firefox OS.

Meanwhile if Firefox OS is not yet officially available in your country, don’t be disappointed, you can actually buy a Smartphone powered by Firefox OS from us. Follow @FirefoxOSGuide to know more about it.

Cherry Mobile ACE launched in Myanmar with Ks 35,000 price tag

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Earlier this month Philippine Smartphone manufacturer Cherry Mobile has launched the Cherry Mobile Ace in the Republic Union of Myanmar. For those who are not familiar with Cherry Mobile ACE, it’s an ultra low-end Smartphone that had previously landed in the Philippines.  It will be available for 35,000 Ks ( Kyat ), equivalent to US $31. In a country like Myanmar, where majority of the phone is Feature phone, this will open a whole new era as the users can access the internet with ease.

Cherry Mobile Ace

The Cherry  Mobile Ace is a Dual SIM with dual SIM and dual standby smartphone.  It runs Firefox OS v1.3 which is quite outdated, but it’s way better than a traditional Feature Phone. In terms of battery capacity, which is the best indicator of overall battery life, it holds 1,100 mAh. The Ace houses a single core system on a chip. Its CPU runs at 1 GHz. It has 128 MB of RAM. The base model of the Ace has 256 MB of internal storage, Fortunately, you can cheaply expand its storage by as much as 16 GB with a microSD card. It has 2G compatibility it has an Accelerometer sensor and GPS with Bluetooth 4.0.

Poll: Best Looking Firefox OS Smartphone till now!

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Mozilla’s HTML5 based Firefox OS requires very less amount of hardware to run smoothly, so manufacturers such as ZTE, Alcatel OneTouch and LG are not focusing on putting more strong hardware under the hood, but putting more emphasis on looks and style. Apart from all those feature phone replacing basic Smartphones running Firefox OS, there are few Smartphone (available or coming soon) which grab much attention due to it’s looks and design. W have sorted out 5 out of many Firefox OS Devices to give you a chance to select th best looking Firefox OS Device till date.

So without further ado, lets have a look at the chosen 5 and vote the best looking device powered by Firefox OS:

We have selected ZTE Open L and Alcatel OneTouch Fire S, LG FX0, Geeksphone Revolution and Spice Open Fire Mi- Fx 2 for this poll. If you have any other device in mind do let us know with comment below.

 

After casting your vote, don’t forget to share this to your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Firefox OS Smartphone Reaches Africa

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Last month (May 8), Mozilla announced their recent expansion of the Firefox OS smartphone in Africa. Partnering with one of the largest local carriers in the continent, Orange. The handset is now on sale in Senegal, Madagascar, Botswana, Kenya, Cameroon and Niger. Prior to this official announcement, Mozilla already revealed at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona last March 2-5 that the Smartphone would be available across the markets of Africa and the Middle East later this year.

I’m thrilled to see how the imminent arrival of Firefox OS has created excitement in the local Mozilla communities,” said Andreas Gal, Chief Technology Officer of Mozilla.

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Standing out from the crowd:

The Firefox operating system is the first open mobile platform that is built entirely on web technologies, which allows users to get more applications considering the millions of web apps out there. The company aims to deliver on their promise of making mobile web within reach of more people, which are not addressed by Android, iOS, and other OS on the market.

The initial Firefox Smartphone to reach Africa is the Orange Klif, an Alcatel 3G device that is exclusive to Mozilla’s approved network provider. It is expected that the presence of the Firefox mobile in Senegal and Madagascar will continue to grow, and that it will expand into more countries in the coming months (Egypt, Mauritius, Tunisia, Cameroon, Botswana, Mali, The Ivory Coast, Vanuatu, Jordan, Nigeria, and Kenya).

Here is a complete list of the Orange Klif’s specifications

Sim: Dual
Display: 3.5-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen (320 x 480 pixels)
Operating system: Firefox OS version 2.0
Processor: Dual-core 1.0 GHz
Memory: 256 MB and 512 MB RAM, microSD of up to 32 GB
Back camera: 2 MP with LED flash
Front camera: None
Video: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot capability
Browser: HTML
Battery: 1300 mAh, 6 hours on 3G (talktime)
Color: Black only

The Orange Klif is a basic entry-level device that has a small screen and lower processing power, which is enough to run web apps rather than the traditional offline apps.

Apart from the Orange Klif, there are other Firefox OS Smartphone on the market. Mozilla listed 17 of their Firefox OS handsets on their website (Click Here), which includes Alcatel devices (One Touch Fire and its variants) and ZTE (Open and its variants). It is expected that an expansion of Firefox OS mobile device choices will happen soon as the operating system develops further.

This is a guest post from Jennifer Birch, you can follow her on @WrittenByJenni

Spice Fire One Mi-FX 2 With Firefox OS 1.4 Launched at INR 2,799 ($44)

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Last month Spice has launched the Fire One Mi-FX 2, company’s second generation Smartphone powered by Firefox OS priced at at Rs. 2,799 that has been made available to buy from the company’s e-commerce website – Saholic. The handset is the successor of Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1 that was launched in August.

The Smartphone supports dual-SIM and packed with Firefox OS 1.4. Spice Fire One Mi-FX 2 features the same 3.5-inch HVGA (320×480 pixels) resolution LCD display as its predecessor, and also packs a 1GHz processor. The RAM however, has been upgraded from 128MB to 256MB. The camera pixel also improves from 1.3MP on the rear camera to 2MP, and 0.3MP on the front-facing camera to 1.3MP.

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The Spice Fire One Mi-FX 2 equips 512MB of inbuilt storage, which can be further expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB). An 1100mAh battery rated to deliver 6 hours and 30 minutes of talk time, and 4 days of standby time on 2G networks, backs the handset. The battery capacity here has been downgraded from the One Mi-FX 1′s 1400mAh.

Currently the  Spice Fire One Mi-FX 2 available in Tangy Orange, Midnight Black, and Ash Silver colour variants, the Fire One Mi-FX 2 features 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, FM radio, Bluetooth 3.0 and USB connectivity.

So if you are looking for a feature phone within Rs.3000 (INR) this is a great choice for you as you can do basic internet at a 3G speed, Facebook, Twitter and watch YouTube videos from your Smartphone on the go.

If you are from India, you can order the Smartphone from Saholic for INR 2799.

Orange Klif reaches Cameroon – more countries to follow soon!

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Since last week Smartphones running the open-source Firefox OS have started shipping in Senegal, Madagascar, Mali, Botswana. The latest addition is Cameroon. The Orange Klif , a 3G phone operating on Orange’s mobile network, is available in Africa first as part of a strategy to drive mobile internet growth across Africa and the Middle East as the company taps into a previously untouched market.

Orange Klif

“Through these launches, Mozilla and Orange deliver on the promise of putting the mobile web within reach of millions more people not previously addressed by mobile offers,” Mozilla said in a blog post . Today the Orange Klif is available in Cameroon. Orange Klif includes 3G connectivity, 3.5-inch 320×480 VGA screen, and dual-SIM support. The Klif runs Firefox OS v2.0 on a 1 GHz dual processor and also includes a microSD storage slot and 2MP camera. Orange announced back in March that it would offer data, text, and voice bundles starting “under $40″.

Cameroon has a mobile penetration rate of 73% and internet penetration of 9%. Hopefully the Orange Klif which is available in all Orange shops will spark change.

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Want to buy Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (3.5) with Firefox OS 2.0 – Here is How?

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Hope you guys are doing great. We were busy with some other work lately thus this blog wasn’t updated frequently. but as the new season come, we are back and back with a Bang!!! Few months back Alcatel announced their Pixi series of Smartphone with different sizes and OSes. Mozilla and Alcatel team up once again this time and announced Pixi 3 (3.5) which is now available in Czech Republic. So if your hands are itching to get it and try the new Mozilla Firefox OS 2.0 with Dual SIM facility, we suggest you are on a right place. The device is recently available on Africa (Madagascar & Senegal). And third year in a row we are happy to announce that from our blog you can purchase Alcatel PIXI 3 (3.5) (Unlocked).

Pixi 3 Firefox OS Edition

We are constantly receiving emails from various parts of the world about when they can purchase a Firefox OS Smartphone or can we deliver them one. Well for those we are teaming up with our partner once again. So if Firefox OS Smartphone not yet reach to your country or you want to try the latest OS version (that is Firefox OS v2.0) then this is the opportunity you are looking for.

Before we start, here is what we are talking about:

Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (3.5) aka Orange Klif (known in Africa and Middle-East)

Display size: 3.5″
Display resolution: 320 x 480
Max resolution, still: 2 MP
Secondary camera: No
Operation system: Latest Firefox OS 2.0
Processor: 1.0 GHz Dual Core CPU
Internal memory: 512 MB ROM, 256 MB RAM/512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM
Card slot: microSD, max. 32 GB
3.5mm jack: Yes
FM radio: Yes
GPS: Yes
Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi: Yes/ Hotspot.
Bluetooth: v 3.0
Max data transfer speed: HSPA+, 21 Mbps downlink, 5.76 Mbps uplink
USB connection: microUSB 2.0
Battery: Type: Li-Ion 1300 mAh
Body dimensions: 112.2*62*11.9 mm
SIM: Dual SIM

For full specification click here.

Now you know whether you want this phone or not, don’t you? It’s may not be the best Firefox OS Smartphone out there in the wild, but the price point we are planning is surely a deal cracker for you. Two years back (2103) with the basic specs of Alcatel OneTouch Fire we shipped it for USD 190, that was a huge success, but last year we tried our luck with a high end Firefox OS Smartphone, Alcatel OneTouch Fire E with a USD 300 price tag. That was a success too, but what we received from most of our readers that they are looking for a cheaper alternative of other existing Smartphone OSes (Android, WP and iOS), so it would be very good if we can offer a cheaper and more affordable device. We listened to them and that’s why this year we are offering the lowest price for a Firefox OS Smartphone from our blog. If you want to buy Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (3.5) with Firefox OS 2.0 pre-installed with future updates planned, you have to pay less than USD 150.

Sound interesting? Fill up the form below and Pre-book it NOW! The stock is very limited this time and we aren’t sure whether we will be able to give this awesome price tag in our future flash sales or not. If you have any query about the purchase, drop us an email and we will be right back.

Follow us on Twitter @FirefoxOSGuide or join us on Facebook.com/FirefoxOSGuide to know more about this Pre-Booking! Have any question? Ask in the comment below or email us.
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