Tablet Contribution Program Applications are Open

(Re-posted from the Mozilla Hacks Blog)

Last month, Mozilla announced the Tablet Contribution Program to help deliver Firefox OS to the tablet form factor. Today, we are excited to open the Application for Hardware Support to Mozillians all over the world who will sign up to contribute to Firefox OS coding, testing, localizing, and product planning.

The first device for this program is the 10″ InFocus tablet from Foxconn, with a 1.0GHz Quad-Core Cortex-A7 processor.

Foxconn's InFocus F1 New Tab running Firefox OS Brand/Model: Foxconn InFocus
Processor: A31 (ARM Cortex A7) Quad-Core 1.0GHz w/ PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU
Storage: 16GB
Screen: 10.1" IPS capacitive multi-touch @ 1280x800
Camera: Dual cameras, 2MP/5MP
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n
Ports: Micro SD, Micro USB, headphone
Other: GPS, Bluetooth, Gyroscope
Battery: 7000mAh

Today, we’re also excited to announce an upcoming addition to the program, a 7″ Vixen tablet from VIA, with a 1.2Ghz Dual core Cortex-A9 processor.

VIA Vixen running Firefox OS Brand/Model: VIA Vixen
Processor: WM8880 (ARM Cortex A9) Dual-Core 1.2Ghz w/ Dual-Core Mali 400 GPU
Storage: 8GB
Screen: 7" capacitive multi-touch @ 1024x600
Camera: Dual cameras, 0.3MP/2.0MP
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n
Ports: Micro SD, Micro USB, Mini HDMI, headphone
Other: Bluetooth, Accelerometer
Battery: 4000mAh

We have limited quantities of these developer devices so we’re looking for dedicated contributors who can commit to regular testing and reporting of defects, identifying and documenting feature gaps with competitor tablets, triaging incoming bug reports, localizing and translating UI, prioritizing work and building roadmaps, hacking on existing features and bugs, defining new features and experiences, and more.

If that sounds exciting to you, and you’ve got time and skills to work with Mozilla to make a real difference in the tablet space, apply now for free developer tablet hardware from Mozilla.

8 thoughts on “Tablet Contribution Program Applications are Open”

  1. Applied,waiting for Reply.A Tablet with fully powered by (html5,css3,javascript) FFOS is Awesome.

  2. […] unfortunately, the duo is not ready for your taking yet. the good news is, Mozilla has already call upon interested developers to action, to work on the devices. however, there’s no indicative of when the two will be hitting the markets. whatever it is, the folks have to work fast as technology these days turns obsolete as fast as you can say the word itself (ok, maybe we exaggerated, but you get the idea). that said, the eventual products to hit the market might not even be these two models. time is merciless to technology. you can read up more about the duo over at Asa Dotzler. […]

  3. Hi Asa! I’m wondering, will Mozilla contact everyone or just the folk selected to receive the tablets? Having filled out the form, I would surely want to get a reply, even if negative – just to stop waiting and get the feeling that an important e-mail message might have been miscategorized as spam or simply overlooked off my conscience. ;)

  4. Looking Forward to Beta Testing the New OS Tablet Release. Thank You. Been waiting for a chance to test my own skill set on this release. thks again.

  5. Oh no. I just saw ImgTec / PowerVR. Sorry, won’t buy that. No real drivers, no FOSS support, being stuck with a mediocre binary blob forever. The mali version might be a bit better though. Why does TI still incorporate these pesky PowerVR chips?
    16 GB storage capacity ain’t that much also. Keeps cost down but a bit more would be nice.

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