Google has been paying Mozilla to be the default search engine used in the Firefox browser since 2004. However, all this changed this month as the latest three-year agreement signed with Google in 2011 ran out last week.
In a bet that consumers want mobile devices with smartphone functionality without paying a premium for high-end models like the iPhone 5S or Samsung Galaxy S5, Mozilla unveiled the cheapest smartphone on the market at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Feb. 23.
Microsoft, Mozilla and Opera have followed Google's lead and revoked rogue digital certificates issued by a subordinate certificate authority of the French cybersecurity agency, Computerworld reports.
Mozilla has released security updates for its Firefox browser, Thunderbird email client and Seamonkey cross-platform Internet suite, patching 10 security holes, including five critical flaws.
Mozilla released the latest update of its Firefox for Android Beta browser, highlighted by a new guest browsing option enabling users to share their smartphone or tablet with others.
Mozilla is promising free Geeksphone Keon preview phones to developers who port their HTML5 applications to its fledgling Firefox OS.
ZTE will begin selling its Firefox-based Open smartphone to U.S. and U.K. consumers via eBay. Priced at $79.99 and unlocked to enable use across all mobile networks, the ZTE Open will be offered in an exclusive orange color from the manufacturer's branded eBay storefront.
Firefox 23 was released on Wednesday this week, resolving a total of 13 security bugs. Four of these bugs involve vulnerabilities that are rated as critical, which you can read about in the security advisories page for Firefox here.
Mozilla is partnering with mobile payments and analytics firm Bango to offer operator billing options to Firefox Marketplace consumers.
Mozilla will deliver feature releases of its fledgling Firefox OS mobile operating system on a quarterly basis, concurrently pushing out security updates for the previous two feature releases every six weeks.