Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 01:05 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "It's no secret that Mozilla has been working on a mobile OS. Previously codenamed Boot2Gecko, the project focused on a purely HTML5 based system that worked in many ways like current mobile devices. As the project grew into Mozilla OS, the company has laid out a partnership with ZTE that will have real world devices in certain markets early next year. Testing for this OS had previously consisted of a compiled ROM that would be flashed over a handful of Android devices. Now, Mozilla has moved into full fledged product evaluation mode with their own custom developer phone." Looks decent - and a better solution for testers and developers than custom ROMs.
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RE[3]: Will not work.
by Lennie on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 22:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Will not work."
Lennie
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A lot has changed and almost any API Mozilla makes for Firefox is also proposed at the W3C and discussed there to be specified as a proper standard.

Which means even if Firefox OS does not work out, all the APIs will be made available for others to work on (so the new Tizen, WebOS or whatever does not have to reinvent the wheel).

It also will allow browsers to adopt these standards.

Pretty much everything you can imagine has al ready been standardised, proposed as a standard or is being heavily worked on.

Just have a look at WebRTC for example.

There has been massive leaps since Apple tried to promote WebApps

Edited 2012-09-23 22:58 UTC

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