Heads-up Mozilla fans, now you can update your Firefox for Android and run apps which were previously bound to Firefox OS, on your Android devices. However, it is not much of a surprising news because all Open Web Apps developed for the Firefox OS run on the browser.
You can download Firefox OS apps from the Marketplace (Firefox OS app store) to install them, create shortcuts on the home screen and even use the Android uninstaller to get rid of the apps. The apps also come with App Drawer and Recent Apps list.
Via a blog post, the company said that the existing Firefox OS apps will run on Android apps without any changes in the code. Considering the fact that about this point in the article you are tempted to give Firefox OS apps on your Android device a try, we would like to inform you that the performance of some apps might not be as smooth as expected. In the long run this move will benefit end users, developers and Mozilla.
In a relative news, Mozilla is taking the smartphone market in collaboration with Indian companies like Intex and Spice. The company is set to launch a $25 (approx. Rs. 1,500) device in India. It is reportedly said that the company has announced to sell these low-cost smartphones in India within the "next few months."
The new low-cost devices will run Mozilla's HTML5 web-based mobile operating system, Firefox OS. They will be powered by chips from Chinese company Spreadtrum. In terms of specs, it will be powered by a Spreadtrum SC6821 processor, 3.5-inch HVGA touch screen display, integrated WiFi, Bluetooth, FM and camera.