Mozilla has reported that they hit around $304.5 million in revenues from royalties in 2012, according to their annual release of financials. Around 90% of those revenues came from Google. Google renewed their search deal with Mozilla in late 2011. Google committed to paying nearly $300 million per year. One of the perks that Google receives is being the default search engine for the Mozilla Firefox web browser.
On top of making one of the most popular web browsers in the world, Mozilla has also been developing a mobile operating system. Mozilla has announced that they have launched Firefox OS 1.1. The updated version of the service includes support for push notifications along with MMS messaging features. Firefox OS 1.1 users will be able to receive files through text messages with the MMS feature. The update also allows users to download content from the web browser like images, audio, and video content.
Mozilla has announced some changes that have been added to the Firefox browser in version 23. For the desktop version of Firefox, Mozilla has added a new share button. This button lets you share websites on several social websites including Facebook, Mixi, and msnNOW. You can share the websites without leaving the page that you are visiting.
Mozilla chief technology officer Brendan Eich said that a new tablet PC powered by the Firefox operating system is coming soon, but he did not specify the details. The first smartphones that run on the Firefox operating system is arriving in Spain this week.
Mozilla recently launched Firefox 22 in beta mode. One of the most controversial features that was supposed to be built into the browser was a default third-party cookie blocking software. This feature was aimed at preventing cross-website tracking of browser users with cookies not originating from the websites that users visit. This feature will still be available in the next Firefox released, but will be turned off by default. The next Firefox release is expected to arrive in June.
Mozilla and Samsung has announced a new partnership to create a “next generation” web browser called Servo. The goal for Servo is to make the technology compatible with Android and ARM. Mozilla and Samsung has not yet announced when the technology will launch.