Linked by David Adams on Wed 15th Jul 2015 17:46 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews A Hong Kong-based startup run by former Mozilla President Li Gong aims to take on Android with its new Web-based operating system, H5OS. Similar to the Firefox operating system from Mozilla, H50S is based on HTML5, a website development language that tries to give Web apps the same capabilities as so-called native applications that are downloaded to a device like the iPhone. More on H5OS here.
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needed even if most fail
by project_2501 on Wed 15th Jul 2015 18:49 UTC
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The mobile ecosystem is too important to leave to non-open monopolies.

Android is more open that iOS but we can do better.

So I'm pleased we keep seeing plucky attempts at alternatives. They need to be encouraged. Even if most will fail.

Imagine a Safari and IE only web .... shudder! We need open alternatives to keep the ecosystem behaving well.

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