Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 8th Sep 2012 02:09 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Mozilla & Gecko clones "The smartphones going into the world's next two billion pairs of hands may not belong to either Google or Apple, but to Mozilla. The Mozilla Foundation, which oversees open source software projects like the Firefox Web browser, expects to release a mobile operating system for smartphones early next year. Its target market is Latin America, then the rest of the developing world, where smartphones from Apple and Google are still too expensive for most people." Let's hope so, because at the rate things are currently going, we'll end up with like 90% Android, 9% iOS, and 1% other stuff. Who wants that?
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I want an open system that makes sense
by kragil on Sat 8th Sep 2012 09:41 UTC
kragil
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2006-01-04

I am not happy with Androids "through over the wall" FOSS nature, but the software stack makes a lot more sense than something HTML5 based.

A truely FOSS Android would be way better than some "my carrier hosts my apps"-FirefoxOS.

In a perfect world a FOSS Meego would have won though :-(

Meego(Mer) > CyanogenMod Android > FirefoxOS = Android > WebOS > IOS > BlackberryWhatever > Bada > Windows Mobile > Windows Phone (sorry, I hate animated tiles .. makes me long for something like Flashbock/Adblock)

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