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Firefox OS Simulator 3.0 is up, you can download it now

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Firefox OS Simulator 3.0 is up, you can download it now
The Firefox OS

The Firefox OS

The Firefox OS has carriers, OEMs and even some smartphone users very excited. The OEMs and carriers love it because the OS allows them to back up the bloatware truck and dump it all in the OS. Unlike Android, the carriers and manufacturers won't face competition for their bloatware from Google applications. The HTML5 based OS has already been offered on a ROM by Sony for the Sony Xperia E and the Japanese manufacturer has already gone on record as saying that it will launch a Firefox OS powered phone next year.

Now available is Firefox OS Simulator 3.0 which lets developers and the plain curious check out the OS in a PC window. As an add-on to the Firefox browser, the simulator is easy to install and it takes less than a minute to do so. All you need to do is to run your Firefox browser, click on tools and go to Web Developer. From there, click on Firefox OS Simulator.

The most interesting of the new features is "Push to Device," which allows  apps being used on the simulator to be "pushed" directly to a device running the Firefox OS. A rotation simulator and a geo-location feature allow developers to test out their handiwork without using a physical device. Besides Sony, other manufacturers that have agreed to build a Firefox OS powered device include ZTE, LG and TCL.

source: RedmondPie

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posted on 14 Mar 2013, 03:54 2

1. Pings (Posts: 304; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

Sorry just can't see this going anywhere. Maybe on super cheap smartphones.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 03:56 7

2. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 210; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)

Firefox OS is quite interesting! Cheeeeers to platform diversity and to a healthy competition! :)

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:28

3. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

I love to see competition and I am happy to see that Firefox is trying something new, but it's going to be difficult journey for them to get to level of Android or ios. but if they take all the right steps and put in something new, innovative, then why not to try. anyway i keep fingers crossed for them as I love choices as a consumer.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 12:26

4. ZeroCide (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)

Has anyone tried the simulator??

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