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[Video] Mozilla and Foxconn unveils the first Firefox OS tablet

While big brands like LG, Sony and ZTE have plans to release Firefox OS powered devices, Foxconn has already taken the lead by unveiling their first tablet powered by truly open-source and free Firefox OS. Foxconn which is big OEM manufacturer for brands like Apple, Acer and Dell said they are working on atleast 5 devices including a tablet which was showcased in a video (shared below).

Firefox OS

Mozilla Mobile OS Ready For Showtime, Desktop builds for Windows, Linux and MAC available now

Everybody is eagerly waiting for a truly open-source Mobile operating system and this is where Mozilla's mobile-OS codenamed "Boot2Gecko" comes in, the fully open mobile ecosystem is based on HTML5 and will power the launch of smartphones built entirely on strict open Web standards. Apart from support of global network operators like Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefónica and Telenor, OEM manufacturers ZTE and Alcatel have also announced to come up with Firefox OS powered Snapdragon processor based devices in early 2013.

Due to the optimization of the platform for entry-level smartphones and the removal of unnecessary middleware layers, mobile operators will have the ability to offer richer experiences at a range of price points including at the low end of the smartphone price range, helping to drive adoption across developing markets.

Mozilla and all other participants are committed to ensuring the project is fully open and the reference implementation of the required Web APIs is being submitted to W3C for standardization.

Awesome Mozilla Boot to Gecko (B2G) Mobile-OS Demonstrated On Video

Extraordinary, Mozilla Phone concept SeaBird might not be something you will see in near future - but Mozilla's own mobile-OS platform "Boot to Gecko (B2G)" is already taking shape and looks promising as demonstrated in video after the jump.

Boot 2 Gecko

Mozilla Seabird - Promising New Concept Mobile Phone From Mozilla Labs

Mozilla the team behind popular web-browser project Firefox is all set to dive into mobile niche, the non-profit organization Mozilla Foundation has taken a step forward to develop an all new Boot 2 Gecko(B2G) mobile-OS project to empower mobile computing platforms.

To make things easier and more compatible with hardware stacks, Mozilla will be taking some of Android's code and will add a new UI and application stack pulled from Firefox's cross-platform layout engine Gecko. Mozilla has also said this would not be just another custom-ui over android and they won't be adopting the Java language used in Android and will also not support native code programming.

A video demonstration of Mozilla Seabird the first concept phone is out now and available after the jump. With some very impressive hardware specs like an 8MP camera, two pico-projectors, inductive wireless charging, IR+haptic feedback based bluetooth headset, mini-usb and an innovative and powerful software back-end this concept is something to definitely look out for.

Mozilla Seabird Mobile Phone Concept
Mozilla Seabird Mobile Phone Concept

Mozilla Labs Raindrop - Messaging Aggregator Lets Users Cut Noise And Pull Communication Of Interest

RainDrop LogoMozilla Labs unveiled their RainDrop messaging aggregator project allowing users to get information of interest prioritized from all the clutter from various sources like Email accounts, blogs, twitter and social-networking sites all at one place.

Mozilla Labs describes Raindrop as a open-Web technology for creating useful and compelling messaging experience.

Mozilla RainDrop user Interface

The platform will allow users to categorize and prioritize messages so communication or information of higher importance gets visible before everything else, the open-platform will encourage front-end widgets and code from 3rd party developers for greater extensibility and customization - you can preview the prototype in action in the video posted next.

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