Firefox OS on the APC Rock and Paper

VIA Technologies, Inc. has announced the availability of a preview release of Mozilla’s Firefox OS that will run on the APC Rock and Paper, two small form-factor computers powered by ARM processors.

Current versions of the Rock and Paper run the Android operating system and retail for US$79 and US$99 apiece. Both share just about the same specs, other than the fact that the APC Paper does not have a VGA port and ships in a book-like case.

To draw developers to the platform, VIA is offering free units of the Rock and Paper to “developers that fix a known issue.” A Github page has been set up for the platform. You may read all about it here.

A screen shot of the Firefox OS interface.
Firefox OS, Mozilla APC Rock and Paper

The APC Paper
APC Paper ARM Computer

The Rock.
APC Rock

Related Posts

Honeypot To Combat Piracy Rights holders often take extreme measures to combat piracy, but that a Government institution creates a ‘pirate’ honeypot is quite exceptional. In Po...
Asus Chromebit CS10 ASUS Chromebit CS10 is the latest computer-on-a-stick. It's about the size of a candy bar and as you can already guess from its name, it runs Googl...
Open Source GIS systems to be used by Spanish Wine makers Wine makers in Spain will soon be able to use the gvSIG open source geographic information services developed in a large part with the help of severa...
Police considers moving to open source The Polish Police force wants to increase its use of free and open source software in order to cut costs, announces Andrzej Trela, Deputy Chief of Pol...
ROSA Desktop 2012 roadmap approved The roadmap for ROSA Desktop 2012 has been approved. ROSA Linux is a line of Linux distributions published by ROSA Laboratory, a Linux solutions provi...
SlateBook x2: Tegra 4-powered Android hybrid The Tegra 4-powered SlateBook x2 running Android Jelly Bean (4.2.2) is the latest split-personality portable computer from HP. Detailed hardware s...

We Recommend These Vendors

Launch an SSD VPS in Europe, USA, Asia & Australia on Vultr's KVM-based Cloud platform starting at $5:00/month (15 GB SSD, 768 MB of RAM).

Deploy an SSD Cloud server in 55 seconds on DigitalOcean. Built for developers and starting at $5:00/month (20 GB SSD, 512 MB of RAM).

One Comment

  1. I love the rock and paper version, it’s worth the $99. The android platform is awesome as well.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *