What’s Happening with Firefox OS

This is the first of a weekly series of posts I’ll be doing to highlight the goings on in Firefox OS development. I’m going to start simple, with some recently fixed/implemented bugs/features and we’ll see where it goes from there.

Bug 898354 – [User Story] Timer Notification

Bug 903250 – [Gaia] Support sharing of URLs

Bug 909877 – (gaia-apzc) [meta] Turn on APZC for all of gaia

Bug 929388 – Incorporate a FxA Manager and FxA Client into the System app

Bug 934429 – [Messages] Optimizing the app’s startup path

Bug 935059 – Implement a FOTA update solution for Buri devices

Bug 937713 – [B2G] Display does not respond or responds too slowly to device rotation

Bug 944287 – [UITest] add share URL activity

Bug 944289 – [UITest] add compose Email activity

Bug 947094 – [Calendar] Update tool bar and tab bar designs

Bug 947095 – [Email] Update to new light 1.3 tool bar design

Bug 947097 – [Clock] Update tabs to use the new 1.3 designs

Bug 947099 – [Dialer] Update tab bar to new 1.3 visual designs

Bug 947104 – [Music] Update to new 1.3 tab bar visual design

Bug 947106 – [Browser] Update toolbar in browser to updated 1.3 visual designs

What else would you all like to see in a weekly update?

6 thoughts on “What’s Happening with Firefox OS”

  1. I’d really like to try out Firefox OS but I have two requirements for the phone:

    1) The phone is at the higher end of specs (HD or Full HD screen, >= 1 GB RAM, >= 2 CPU cores, etc.)
    2) The phone receives new official releases of Firefox OS immediately (similar to iPhones and Nexus phones).

    Any recommendations?

  2. I’d like to see some structure to the list of updates. For example there is clearly something going on with the standard look for toolbars, list those together and have a few sentences describing what is going on with the toolbar and/or link to the canonical or parent bug.

    @Matthias Geeksphone have said they’re launching a new phone this month called the Revolution, the expectation is it will run FirefoxOS though I’ve not seen official confirmation of that.

  3. Hi, can you post some mockups for 1.4 visual refresh? I have searched on Bugzilla but I couldn’t find screenshots for all visual changes.
    I would really like to know how new Homescreen will look like, new app icons, and other updated app

  4. Wow, this is great! Thanks for posting it.
    I agree with the suggestion to group associated bugs and would encourage ways to bridge the gap between the technical and Mozilla specific terminology and the lay person (perhaps a lexicon for words like FOTA, APZC & B2G).
    I think these updates could help with general western sentiment. There hasn’t been much done in the way of PR mitigation for negative perceptions.

  5. That’s a great thing for the project, thanks! Hope you can keep up with a weekly update as it’s a pretty time consuming task.

    By the way, how do you gather this list?

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