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Firefox OS 2.0 UI Gets Exposed, Looks Pretty

by Mihai Matei on April 9, 2014


Much like any other new platform, Firefox OS hasn’t really made a big impact on the mobile market so far. Sure, in theory, the open-source nature of the system sounds quite attractive, especially given its approach to HTML5 applications and the idea of an app marketplace. But, the OS had a pretty rough start, much like Tizen, and it’s a long way from becoming a real alternative to Android, iOS or Windows Phone.

Fortunately though, Mozilla keeps on trucking, and Firefox OS appears to be constantly improving. The latest version available is 1.3.0, with the latest preview being 1.4. Now, sources from China have gotten their hands on a ton of screenshots and new information regarding Firefox OS 2.0, and we must say, the UI looks quite pretty. Check it out below, and join us for more details.

Firefox OS 2.0 UI Gets Exposed, Looks Pretty

Firefox OS 2.0 UI Gets Exposed, Looks Pretty

Firefox OS 2.0 Calendar

Firefox OS 2.0 Calendar

Firefox OS 2.0 Contacts Screen

Firefox OS 2.0 Contacts Screen

Firefox OS 2.0 Email App

Firefox OS 2.0 Email App

Firefox OS 2.0 Lock Screen

Firefox OS 2.0 Lock Screen

Firefox OS 2.0 UI Exposed

While version 2.0 is still under development, a new batch of screenshots (above and below) depicting the system’s new user interface has hit the blogosphere moments ago.

As such, we now have the opportunity to take a sneak peek at how version 2.0′s dialer, email app, calendar and contacts app will look like. There’s also a new lockscreen which seems to centralize notifications in a beautiful way, while offering access to the music player at the same time.

As seen below, the SMS , gallery and settings menu look pretty sweet as well.

Firefox OS 2.0 Gallery / Settings / Misc

Firefox OS 2.0 Gallery / Settings / Misc

Firefox OS 2.0 SMS App

Firefox OS 2.0 SMS App


All in all, Mozilla is doing a pretty terrific at bringing Firefox OS to newer standards and we’re quite impressed by the operating system’s evolution so far. Hopefully we’ll get to see the platform going mainstream sooner rather than later. Until then, we’ll keep an eye out, so stick around for more. As always, feel free to join us in the comment section, and share your thoughts on version 2.0′s user interface.

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  • Mangap

    in my opinion Google must improve Android seriously. Firefox OS will become more popular. If google did not seriously improve Android, more people use firefox more

    • Nick V

      I don’t see that happening. Android is constantly updating itself as we can see from the changes in versions 2.x, 4.0.x, and 4.4.x

      Unless FFOS will be using the Android App Store, I don’t see people leaving everything they have in droves to move to something that has less than WP can even provide.

  • yotta

    Hi there,
    this must be a joke. Total rip off Asha OS from Nokia. So I assume Asha OS is pretty also :D

    • http://www.amongtech.com/ Niels Bosch

      It isn’t actually. Firefox gave demo’s of their new OS at MWC 2014. I happened to attend one of these and i can confirm that the images are 99% accurate (only thing different at the demo given at MWC are the “Hangup call” icon, which i think looks horrible on these images but looked better in the demo)

  • passerbby

    So ugly :(
    I want to get a smartphone with FxOS, but this is really disappointing. Only the gallery and everythingme screens look good. The dialer screen is terrible :(. The icons range from ugly to average, except the Firefox and Marketplace icons that look good…

  • tigbond

    If by pretty, you mean looks exactly the same as Android aside from the garish colors, then yes.

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