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If you have not yet flashed the new bootloader, please do so. The update has several important improvements.

Firefox OS Tablet Contribution Program

We've got a new form factor for Firefox OS with a whole range of new challenges and opportunities, from design to implementation and from the top to the bottom of the software stack.

Most of the Firefox OS team is nose to grindstone on either 1.4 or 2.0, or "Tarako" the $25 Firefox OS smartphone. Those are the the right priorities for most people working on Firefox OS today.

This program, bringing Firefox OS to the tablet form factor, will grow and thrive only with your involvement. With most of Mozilla's thrust going into phones, you all will be responsible for making this tablet program go.

This page, and most of the pages it links to ("the Firefox OS wiki") are here to help you get connected to the Firefox OS project in a meaningful way. Now's a good time to hit that bookmark button :) From here, you can quickly access the documentation and other content you'll find useful to revisit.

Welcome to the Program

Step 1: Get in touch


Step 2: Break things (and make a record of broken things)

Please follow our guidelines for reporting bugs at FirefoxOS/TCP/Reporting.

Step 2.5: Scrub the bugs!

With 500 people with 500 different levels of experience logging thousands of bugs and feature requests, we need your help tending to the tablet buglist so it doesn't turn into a mess.

We need to weed out the duplicate reports. We need to help the less experienced reporters file better bug reports (or their first report.) We need to try to reproduce every bug and make sure it is filed in the right place or resolved if it cannot be reproduced.

Step 3: Make it awesome!

All those bugs and feature requests we're reporting? They're not going to fix themselves :)

Questions?

If you have any questions or problems, ask away on IRC (#tcp) or on one of the mailing lists.

Comments?

Got an idea for making this page more helpful, please edit this page, or find someone in IRC to edit it for you.

FAQ

When will my tablet be shipped?

Soon. We have only one person packaging up and mailing 500 tablets (and he's also got other people depending on him to ship things.) We have the tablets in Mountain View and we've started shipping, but it's going slowly. Your patience is appreciated.

Will I get a tracking number when my tablet ships?

Yes, once your tablet has been shipped you will receive an email with the tracking number.

How do I get vouched on mozillians.org?

If you're not vouched on mozillians.org - don't worry! The purpose of "joining" the TCP group in the Mozillians people directory is so that we can find each other to help each other. If we must find a different tool for finding each other, we will do that. Temporarily we will use Google Drive for this purpose. Please add your personal info to the Team Directory (the list can be viewed here). Hopefully mozillians.org will be fixed (see last bullet of step 1 above).

What version of Firefox OS will be installed on the tablets?

A prerelease of Firefox OS 1.4 will be installed. Some of you are going to be helping to make it really easy to upgrade and install regular development and testing builds.

How do I update Firefox OS on my tablet?

Over the Air (OTA) updates are not available so you will need to flash your tablet by connecting it to a PC (Linux or Windows). You may flash our Firefox OS pre-built images or build your own from source. It is also possible to develop and update only Gaia, the home screen and apps, rather than the entire Firefox OS. And you can always develop and install your own apps.

How do I factory reset my tablet?

This wiki page has full instructions.

What tablet will I get?

The first round of tablets will be the 10" Foxconn InFocus tablet. (hardware specifications).

How can I get the 7" tablet?

There will be another application process for the 7" VIA Vixen tablet. The timing of that is to be determined. (hardware specifications).

How should I build the image by myself

You can reference the MDN page for getting your environment ready.

Links

New to Mozilla / Firefox OS
The Basics

Working on Firefox OS
Dive Right In

Communication
Discuss your ideas


 

Additional Links/Information

First Tablet Hardware

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Brand/Model: Foxconn InFocus New Tab F1/F1P
Processor: A31 (ARM Cortex A7) Quad-Core 1.2GHz w/ PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU
RAM: 2GB
Storage: 16GB
Screen: 10.1" capacitive multi-touch @ 1280x800
Camera: Dual cameras, 2MP/5MP
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Ports: Micro SD, Micro USB, Microphone, 3.5mm Earphone jack
Sensors: Light Sensor, G Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor
Other: Speaker 0.7W x 2 Stereo, GPS/AGPS & GLONASS
Battery: 7000 mAh
Dimensions: 266(L) x 170(W) x 9.7(H) mm
Weight: 580g

Manual for Android version (last row in the table).

Future Tablet Hardware

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Brand/Model: VIA Vixen
Processor: WM8880 (ARM Cortex A9) Dual-Core 1.2Ghz w/ Dual-Core Mali 400 GPU
RAM: 1GB
Storage: 8GB
Screen: 7" capacitive multi-touch @ 1024x600
Camera: Dual cameras, 0.3MP/2MP
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth
Ports: Power, Micro SD, 3.5mm earphone jack, USB, Mini HDMI, Mini USB
Sensors: Accelerometer
Battery: 4000mAh
Dimensions: 201(L) x 121(W) x 11(H) mm
Weight: Unknown


Subpages of Firefox OS/TCP

Firefox OS/TCP/Build StatusFirefox OS/TCP/Contact UsFirefox OS/TCP/Flashing the Flatfish bootloader
Firefox OS/TCP/Flashing your device/Firefox OS/TCP/How to Disable the Screen ReaderFirefox OS/TCP/Installing USB Drivers on Windows
Firefox OS/TCP/LocalizingFirefox OS/TCP/Opening a Command WindowFirefox OS/TCP/Patching
Firefox OS/TCP/Product-UXFirefox OS/TCP/QuickstartFirefox OS/TCP/Received
Firefox OS/TCP/ReportingFirefox OS/TCP/ResetFirefox OS/TCP/Smoketests
Firefox OS/TCP/TeamFirefox OS/TCP/TestFirefox OS/TCP/Testing
Firefox OS/TCP/Vixen