Mozilla Has Killed The Firefox OS For Smartphones

Mozilla Has Killed The Firefox OS For Smartphones

firefox-os-dead-rip-mozillaShort Bytes: Mozilla’s Firefox OS is officially dead. Mozilla has announced that it’s going to stop developing and marketing the Firefox OS-powered smartphones. However, Mozilla OS will continue to exist on other connected and IoT devices.

Mozilla has finally given up on its Firefox OS. Today, the company announced an end to its smartphone experiment powered by the Firefox OS.

In its official statement, Mozilla says that it’ll “stop offering Firefox OS smartphones through carrier channels”. This announcement was made by Mozilla at its developer event Mozlando in Orlando.

Here is full statement obtained by TechCrunch:

We are proud of the benefits Firefox OS added to the Web platform and will continue to experiment with the user experience across connected devices. We will build everything we do as a genuine open source project, focused on user experience first and build tools to enable the ecosystem to grow.

Firefox OS proved the flexibility of the Web, scaling from low-end smartphones all the way up to HD TVs. However, we weren’t able to offer the best user experience possible and so we will stop offering Firefox OS smartphones through carrier channels.

We’ll share more on our work and new experiments across connected devices soon.

With time, Mozilla has realised that it wasn’t able to provide the best mobile experience to the users. The strategy to go with the web-first apps and saying no to the native apps hasn’t produced well-expected outcomes for Firefox OS smartphones.

However, Mozilla OS will continue to exist on other connected and IoT devices.

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87% dos smartphones Android têm falhas graves de segurança, diz estudo

87% dos smartphones Android têm falhas graves de segurança, diz estudo

Pesquisadores da universidade de Cambridge desenvolveram um método para avaliar a segurança do sistema operacional Android como um todo e os resultados indicam que 87% dos smartphones estão sujeitos a pelo menos uma das 11 vulnerabilidades mais críticas encontradas no sistema.

O método utilizado pela pesquisa leva em consideração três fatores: A proporção de dispositivos ativos e livres de vulnerabilidades; a proporção de dispositivos de cada fabricante que possui a última versão do Android e o número de vulnerabilidades críticas que não foi consertada em nenhum dispositivo da fabricante. Os três critérios se unem em uma pontuação chamada “FUM”, que vai de 1 a 10 e coloca as fabricantes em um ranking de segurança.

Considerando os dispositivos Nexus – linha do Google feita por diferentes empresas ao longo dos últimos anos – como uma “fabricante”, eles foram o grupo que obteve a nota mais alta: 5,2.

Atrás deles, veio a LG, com nota 4, Motorola, com nota 3,1, Samsung com nota 2,75, Sony com 2,65 e Asus com 2,37.

A pesquisa desconsiderou smartphones de algumas das maiores fabricantes de smartphones do mundo, no entanto, como a Huawei, Xiaomi e Lenovo. Isso mostra que, apesar do método, a abrangência da pesquisa ignorou marcas dominantes nos mercados asiáticos.

A pesquisa completa, com detalhamento dos métodos usados pode ser encontrada, em inglês, clicando aqui.

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Qualcomm Uses Your Smartphone’s Processor To Make Its First Drone Computer Board

Qualcomm Uses Your Smartphone’s Processor To Make Its First Drone Computer Board

snapdragon-qualcomm-drone-chipShort Bytes: Qualcomm has announced its entry into the drone market and revealed its Snapdragon Flight computer board for drones. The new processor is based on the popular android processor Snapdragon 801. With Snapdragon Flight, Qualcomm promises a high-end but less expensive drone.

IPlanning to own a cutting edge drone but less on your budget? Qualcomm has a good news for you. Qualcomm, one of the top producers of wireless technology and the smartphone processors plans to bring in the market, high-end yet cheap consumer class drones.

Qualcomm has had a successful series of Snapdragon processors and the Snapdragon 801 processor is used in some of the world’s popular smartphones. Qualcomm has now introduced the new Snapdragon Flight, which is based on the Snapdragon 801 to power its advanced drones.

If you already have a drone, then you could fly it via JavaScript and Bluetooth in your browser.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight computer board packs incredible processing power, real-time flight control DSP, built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, and an advanced global navigation satellite system. The company has cut short the manufacturing price of its high-end drone by integrating extra features such as 4K video camera support and advanced navigation onto a single board rather than availing different OEM providers.

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The drones are now extensively used in a number of fields, especially professional photography, video industry and communication companies.

Drones have been the flavor this year with an escalation in their sales and coming in the news for all the wrong reasons. The reports of a hacked drone with a gun mounted on top and then the US police using armed drones are only a few to be told.

Qualcomm announced that the first Snapdragon Flight powered drone will arrive in 2016 inside Yuneec, the leading developer of consumer and professional drones. The price is expected to be low but has not been revealed yet.

And in case you are not a fan of drones, adapt yourself because with cheaper and better drones, expect a lot of buzzing in your neighborhood.

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Descoberta vulnerabilidade que permite atacar smartphones Android através de MMS

Descoberta vulnerabilidade que permite atacar smartphones Android através de MMS

Android FTWPesquisadores da Zimperium Mobile Security anunciaram a descoberta de uma nova vulnerabilidade que afeta cerca de 950 milhões de smartphones com sistema Android. A vulnerabilidade está no sistema de trocas de mensagens de texto com multímidia (MMS).

Não foram divulgados muitos detalhes sobre a falha, apenas que ela pode ser explorada através do envio de um código específico disfarçado de mensagem de vídeo. O invasor pode então executar códigos de maneira remota, comprometendo as câmeras, o microfone e uma série de outras funções importantes. No caso das versões mais vulneráveis do Android, não era preciso nem interagir com as mensagens.

Criar um patch para esse bug não foi um grande problema para a Google – a empresa já o completou e enviou para as fabricantes de smartphones. O problema é que muitas ainda não repassaram o update para seus usuários. Os proprietários de smartphones com ROMs customizadas pela fabricante devem ficar ainda algum tempo esperando a correção.

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Marshall London Is The Rockstar Of Smartphones

Marshall London Is The Rockstar Of Smartphones

marshall-london-android-phoneFor decades now, Marshall has been a pioneer in giving people an unforgettable ‘Sound’ experience. Be it at the live concerts, (metal, rock, funk, you name it) or the matchless headphones, Marshall is the best you can get.

Now just imagine that sound tech inside an equally good smartphone. This is one phone that music buffs would love to check out. As the official words from Marshall go, “the time has come to witness the next chapter in this storied tale of rock ‘n’ roll.”

Named the London, this phone is all about the sound quality. It has two front  speakers to give a bang to an impromptu party at your room. An ingenious M-Button on the top lateral side of your phone to access your Music whenever you wish to. London comes with 2 stereo jacks with independent volume control (how awesome is that), in case you wish to share your music or movie with your buddy.

That was the hardware. Now let’s check what Marshall London has got from inside.

Marshall London has a separate processor dedicated to music with the soundcard Wolfson WM8281 that plays your music in higher resolution. A global equalizer to customize your genre of music and finally a Marshall in-ear headphones.

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Marshall London sound check? Great. Now how’s the phone overall?

With 8 MP main camera, a 2 MP front camera and a 4.7″ HD 720P display, the phone looks dapper in the Black. Marshall London has a 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, will come with Lollipop 5.0.2 and other features are similar to the conventional Android Phones.

Priced at 4,995 Swedish Krona ($ 590), the phones have an expected delivery date of August 17.

If you are impressed then just pre-order the latest Marshall London now and play your Music like a Boss. Tell your views in the comments below.

Also Read: Switcheroo Lets You Control Stuff With Your Smartphone

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Apps “zumbis” povoam smartphones corporativos

Apps "zumbis" povoam smartphones corporativos

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Apps “zumbis” povoam smartphones corporativos

Apps "zumbis" povoam smartphones corporativos

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