Firefox OS: 2.5 Developer Preview is also available as install Android app




With the release of the developer version of Mozilla Firefox OS: 2.5 gives interested parties with an Android device the opportunity to try out the operating system. The system can include packaged as to download and install Android apk as an app.

The app can be used as loose apk Mozilla downloaded are. Create this way Mozilla wants more people familiar with the operating system. The experimental app replaces the standard Android home screen by Gaia onion layer of Firefox OS without requiring the user to remove all the phone to flash Firefox OS and Android. After installing Android apps stand next to Firefox Web apps on the home screen.

Not everything from Android is replaced by using the Firefox OS 2.5 apk. Components such as the task manager, the utility tray, navigation buttons and some settings remain in the hands of Android. As one of the examples that can be as awkward experience, called the developers to use the back button in Android, because Firefox OS make here do not normally use.

Furthermore Firefox OS: 2.5 Developer Preview provides add-ons, the ability to browse in incognito mode, built-in protection against tracking and the ability to pin the Web to use, making it the artificial difference disappears between web apps and websites.

The Android app is not the full Firefox OS, but try as much as possible to show the OS. Similarly, the pull-down menu of Android replaced by a Firefox version. The full Firefox OS to flash a phone is found in the Firefox OS Participation Hub.


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