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Plug pulled on Firefox OS for smartphones

Mozilla is pulling the plug on its Firefox OS, at least as far as smartphones are concerned. The company announced on Thursday that it would stop providing support for smartphones after the next release of the software in May. Firefox OS was an attempt

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Firefox now available for iOS

Independent Web browser, the open-source Firefox from Mozilla, is now available for Apple mobile devices, including the iPhone, the iPad and the iPod touch. Previously, the browser was available only on PCs and Macs and, since 2011, on Android-based

Gadgets & Reviews
SA’s first Firefox OS phone reviewed

Mozilla is best known for its popular Firefox Web browser. But for the past four years, the company has been working on a smartphone and tablet platform called Firefox OS. The fruits of that labour have now arrived in South Africa, via MTN and phone maker Alcatel

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Mozilla eyes Africa with Firefox OS

The Mozilla Foundation, the organisation behind the Firefox Web browser and the latest smartphone operating system, Firefox OS, recently announced plans to expand Firefox OS to Africa through Airtel, MTN South Africa and Tigo, operated by Millicom. These operators will introduce the first

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Firefox OS phones coming to MTN

MTN South Africa and two other big African operators, Airtel and Tigo, intend launching phones running Mozilla’s open-source, Linux-based Firefox OS platform, it has emerged. Firefox OS is meant as a rival to platforms such

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Not lost in translation

In Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, alien species from across the universe communicate using a “small, yellow, leech-like” animal called the Babel fish, which “feeds on brain-wave energy, absorbing all unconscious frequencies and then excreting telepathically