Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2012 01:44 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Just under a month ago I wrote a personal post about my thoughts on Firefox OS and why I think there is something 'magical' about what it stands for and the possibilities it brings to the table. This post is a follow-up that aims to cover much of the same ground but with extra detail and more of a technical focus."
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When the answer to "why?" is "because HTML5", I know that this happened because engineering was looking for a problem to match an existing solution.

FirefoxOS's use of HTML5 is not a solution looking for a problem, it is a solution to a known problem: HTML5 webpages/webapps are slow in iOS and Android browser. They are sub-par compared to native apps.

And I thought it would always be the case, whatever double-core A6 and 22-nm Exynos processor we would throw behind, until FirefoxOS came and proved this belief was wrong. A barebones OS with a good rendering engine on top can do the trick.

And am rather glad the Mozilla Foudation is doing it and pushing it seriously.

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