As the simulator is still in the alpha stage things like camera, music player and video player don’t work. The GPS feature uses your IP for your location, your computers internet to browse the internet and your mouse to use for scroll and gestures on the simulator. Pressing the homebutton long enough launches the recent apps menu if you’d like to go to an app you previously used.
You can download the simulator freely from Mozilla’s plugin directory from the below link (you have to keep the tab open for it to complete install):
or manually download the xpi file from the below links (right click > Save link as. then drag it to your firefox browser):
After install you can access the Firefox OS simulator from Firefox Menu > Web Devloper > Firefox OS Simulator. Then start the simulator from the left sidebar.
We’ll be covering more of the Firefox OS simulator with more screenshots in following posts. As the simulator is simple and has small download size, we recommend you go and check out some of its features before the final version comes out in the market. Furthermore, if you’d really like to help you can report the bugs you find on the simulator to the Firefox Boot2Gecko Team for fixing. There is an option on the settings drawer “Improve Boot2Gecko” to submit feedback”. And do let us know how it goes.