Try the new Firefox OS 2.5 on your Android device with an App

    With the Firefox OS launching a while back and disappearing for quite some time, has resurfaced again with a new OS update, the Firefox OS 2.5 which is the latest update by Mozilla. The Firefox OS 2.5 Developers preview has been released globally. The latest OS can be tried out on your Android device as well with the help of and App.

    The Firefox OS 2.5 Developers preview has been released by Mozilla as an APK File which can be installed into your Android device as an App. You can experience Firefox OS as an alternate home screen on your Android device without having to replace or re-flash your Android OS. The Firefox OS was restricted only to Flame devices and with this release Firefox is aiming to make the Firefox OS 2.5 more global.

    Firefox OS 2.5 Developers preview for Android phones

    If you are owning an Android device and want to try out the new Firefox OS 2.5, go to this page and click on the Get the Android AppFirefox claims the device to be the first truly open mobile platform built entirely on Web technologies using HTML and CSS. Once you install the App and launch it, your Home screen will be replaced ith the Gaia (UI) layer of Firefox OS which is somewhat similar to a third party launcher. Letting you add apps from Firefox OS along with existing Android ones.

    There can be some bugs which you might encounter while using the OS as it is still in developing stage. There are some incompatibility issues as well, like the lack of back button in the Firefox OS which it is present in the Android OS. Firefox has listed some devices which are participating in the testing, Onetouch Fire, peak, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Moto G, Xperia E3, Xperia T2 Ultra, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3C, ZTE Open.

    With the preview available for the more common Android devices, users can now get to see how Firefox OS is and get a device if they feel it is for them. Just download the Firefox OS 2.5 Developers Preview and try out their new OS.

    SourceL Mozilla


    Varun Pandula
    Varun Pandula
    He is enthusiastic about gadgets, smartphones and wearable's and the love for reading will be seen in his posts covering upcoming and latest launches in tech world.

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