Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Mar 2013 11:47 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Still, Firefox OS could have a big impact on the Web even if it never gains significant market share. By pushing the Web forward, Mozilla is helping to ensure that mobile websites will continue to be relevant even as developers create hundreds of thousands of proprietary apps. Firefox could lose the battle for the smartphone OS market but still win the war for open standards."
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RE: HTML5/JS
by Chris_G on Fri 29th Mar 2013 14:34 UTC in reply to "HTML5/JS"
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Well, the modern JavaScript engines are quite a bit faster relative to native machine code than Dalvik was before it got a JIT. And, last I checked, Dalvik was still mediocre when compared to well-optimized, natively complied c/c++ code. So, yeah. You aren't going to get native performance from V8 or any other modern JS engine... but is it bad enough to make it unviable? I doubt it.

And asm.js may help too.

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