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Lilbits (12-23-2013): Updating your devices (officially or not)

Want to make sure your gadget is running the latest software? Sometimes that’s easy… sometimes it’s less easy. And sometimes it’s officially unsupported. Today’s roundup of tech stories from around the web includes a few OS updates: Hackers have figured out how to install Android 4.4 KitKat on Google’s now-defunct Nexus Q media streaming orb. […]

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Firefox OS 1.1 brings more basic features, including notifications, MMS

Mozilla’s smartphone operating system is taking a major step toward being competitive… with smartphones from 2008. Today Mozilla is introducing Firefox OS 1.1 with exciting new features such as support for push notifications and MMS messaging, which lets you send and receive pictures, videos, and other files via a text message. Oh yeah, you can also […]

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Most popular Liliputing articles from 9/21 – 9/27

Microsoft unveiled its next-generation Surface tablets this week, including a new Surface 2 with an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, Windows RT software, and a $449 price tag. But Asus gave us a good reason not to care about Microsoft’s tablet: The upcoming Asus Transformer Book T100 has an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, up to […]

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ZTE sells about 100,000 Firefox OS phones, new model coming in 2014

The ZTE Open is an entry-level smartphone with a relatively slow processor, low-resolution display, and not a lot of storage. But it has one thing going for it: It’s one of the first phones to ship with Firefox OS. ZTE officials say the company has sold about 100,000 units so far. While that’s not a […]

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ZTE Open Firefox OS phone is available again for $80 (unlocked)

Firefox OS is Mozilla’s operating system which runs apps based on web technologies such as HTML5 and JavaScript. Mozilla hopes to attract device makers and wireless carriers to the platform with the promise of a mobile OS that’s open to customization, while attracting customers with the promise of a powerful OS that runs on low-end […]

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ZTE Open $80 Firefox OS smartphone coming to US, UK

Firefox OS is a mobile operating system based on open source software, designed to run web apps, and made to play well on low-cost smartphones. The first few Firefox OS devices have featured pretty modes specs including small, low-resolution displays and limited amounts of memory. But they’ve also had low price tags, selling for less […]

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First Firefox OS smartphones hit Germany, Spain

Mozilla’s smartphone operating system is about to hit the streets. The first two phones running Firefox OS will launch in Germany and Spain, but Mozilla says other partners will announce launches in additional regions soon. Firefox OS is an operating system designed to put web apps front-and-center. It’s a relatively light-weight operating system designed to […]