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Mozilla Firefox OS phones and features showcased in preview video

Mozilla has outed a new preview video of Firefox OS on phones to show off a few software niceties ahead of the official release date in 2014.
February 25, 2013
Mozilla Firefox OS on Alcatel phone
Mozilla is currently hard at work perfecting the free and open-source HTML5-based Firefox OS, which it plans to release first in the U.S. some time in 2014. In the meantime, it has published a new video showing off what’s possible with all the new “open” capabilities found in its upcoming OS and how it can fully change the way users interact with their mobile devices.

Jay Sullivan, SVP of Products at Mozilla, walks viewers through the four-and-a-half minute video and elaborates on certain features along the way. One feature in particular is sure to catch your attention. When used to search for certain search terms (i.e. “Skyfall” as in the most recent James Bond movie), Firefox OS will pull up a number of relevant apps for extra options regardless of whether those apps are installed on a user’s device or not. Essentially, it broadens the usefulness of search in a way that most native mobile search apps can only aspire to.

The video also shows Firefox OS running on a total of three different devices. One from Alcatel, another from ZTE, and a third one from Spanish company Geeksphone. Check out the full Firefox OS video below.