Firefox OS 1.1, Update Details

Chris Lee, Director of Product for Firefox OS has announced many updates being made on the Firefox OS phones. This Firefox OS Update adds new features, and significant performance improvements. It also provides support for a number of new languages with more than 15 languages supported.

Firefox OS Update (1.1) gives you the chance to easily find your music with the new music search functionality. All in one swipe. Do you want to learn how to find your music by using this new music search functionality?

All you need to do is swipe down rom the top of the Music app to reveal a search bar, then you can find music by artist, album or song title. Isn’t this feature cool and helpful?

Firefox OS 1.1 comes with a great feature, MMS support. MMS support will help Firefox OS mobile users to send and receive pictures, audio and video files via MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service). A good thing that everyone will love is the performance improvement done in this update of Firefox OS for phones. Be ready to experience faster application load times and smoother scrolling.

After you have received this update you will be able to save images, audio and video from the browser with ease, save audio and video e-mail attachments in addition to image files to your gallery, automatically save in-progress e-mails offline so you can finish and send them later etc.

Some of the highlights from this release

Contact Management enhancements:

  • Gmail and Hotmail contact import: it’s now even easier to get your contacts onto a Firefox OS phone. We’ve now added the ability to import your existing contacts from either Gmail or Hotmail, in addition to the existing Facebook or SIM card import options.
  • Add to contacts: You can easily add any phone number or e-mail address to your contacts that is listed in your call log, SMS messages or e-mail. Simply long tap the relevant information to directly create a new contact or add information to existing contacts.
  • Dialer suggestions: Start entering phone numbers or names into the Dialer to quickly find a specific contact.

Perfomance Improvements

  • Performance improvements: Experience faster application load times and smoother scrolling

Calendar enhancements:

  • Direct event creation: Just tap on the desired time slot to create a new calendar event.
  • Calendar event reminders: Set reminders to be notified of calendar events.