Firefox OS 1.3 Arrives With Dual SIM Support, Continuous Autofocus, Flash, Smart App Collections, And More

Emil Protalinski | TNW | May 8, 2014

Mozilla today released Firefox OS version 1.3 to its partners for implementing in their smartphones. There are many new features for both users and developers, and the first phone to feature them is the ZTE Open C, which is available for sale as of today on eBay.

First and foremost, Firefox OS users can expect dual-SIM dual-standby (DSDS) support, which gives you two lines on compatible phones, a popular feature in emerging markets. DSDS lets dual-SIM devices individually manage two different SIMs for calling, texting, or data through the “SIM Manager” interface.

As for the camera, version 1.3 adds continuous autofocus (dependent on device compatibility) as well as flash support. The Galley app has also been improved with content arrangement by month, file-information display (shows data such as date taken, file type, and file size), as well as performance improvements.

Mozilla has also made it easier to access your music. Music controls are now available in the notifications tray as well as on the lock screen (pictured below). Additionally, the FM Radio app can be played through the phone’s loudspeaker...