Firefox launcherMozilla may have their own operating system to work on, but they know that the eyeballs are mostly on Android these days. Since eyeballs mean money, they're still all-in with the idea of pushing out their apps and services on our little platform.

Today, at the inaugural InContext conference, they showed what may be their most ambitious idea yet — the Firefox launcher. Branded atop the new EverythingMe launcher which came out of beta today, the Firefox launcher plans to "give people more smart, easy and innovative ways to personalize their Web experience and meet their needs in any context."

What they're talking about of course, is content discovery. The contextual engine behind EverythingMe should blend well with Mozilla's deep hooks into the web, and there's a good chance this app will stand out in the crowd of new launchers that help you decide what you see on your screen.

Mozilla says they'll keep us updated while they finish development, and soon we'll be able to have a go at this one ourselves. We're always interested in what Mozilla can do, so this one is something we're looking forward to.

Source: Mozilla

 
There are 13 comments

Golfdriver97 says:

Very interesting idea. I think this is a much better direction for Mozilla than their own OS.

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LeroyRJR says:

The ability to install and run your own launcher of choice, without root would be nice, full customizability of your phones GUI should be the direction

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twolastnames says:

Disagree. It would be nice for Smart people, but when someone changes all their backgrounds and fonts to black and can't see any menus to fix it.... Having to gain root and being able to use the xposed framework is the price of entry.

BaAAH

NoNexus says:

You can. I have 4 (5?) launchers on my phone

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Kit Kat tastes like Jellybeans. Can't tell them apart...

frettfreak says:

You dont need root for a new launcher. some features of a few launchers may need root, but generally you can get most of what they offer without root.

kylecordiano says:

Looks good.

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TKDnerd05 says:

Off subject but is that an iPhone the screen shot is rendered on?

KCCO

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luqman24 says:

Nope. iPhones camera was either on the left of the speaker or on top, and plus there is no home button but I does look like an iPhone.

eahinrichsen says:

I think it's just a generic phone-looking-thing render.

Art Ramirez says:

It looks very similar to the EverythingMe launcher.

TKDnerd05 says:

I believe Firefox Launcher = EverythingMe Launcher.
I may be wrong

KCCO

Posted from a Nexus 5

frettfreak says:

it IS one and the same.

frettfreak says:

Tried it and its actually pretty great! My only problem is it doesnt have blink feed! lol I really dont want to like blinkfeed, but every time i try a different launcher i always go back! Another thing i find myself really liking with the sense laucnher is folders in teh app drawer. Keeps my home screens only widgets.