Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jul 2012 22:54 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Mozilla is creating a new kind of mobile operating system that is aligned with standards-based Web technologies. The platform, called Firefox OS, consists of the Gecko HTML rendering engine, a thin hardware enablement layer built on the Linux kernel, and a user interface layer called Gaia that is implemented entirely in HTML and JavaScript. The project was first announced in 2011 with the codename Boot2Gecko. It has matured considerably since then and is expected to arrive on handsets next year. Developers who want to get a head start will be pleased to learn that Mozilla has started producing daily builds of a B2G test environment that runs on conventional desktop computers."
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by bassbeast on Fri 20th Jul 2012 05:18 UTC in reply to "..."
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It'd be nice if it did but I doubt it, between Apple on the high and Google on every other there really isn't any room. Heck MSFT is spending $450 a pop just to get people to pay $50 for a Lumia and can't get any takers, what prayer does this have?

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by Finalzone on Fri 20th Jul 2012 07:36 in reply to "RE: ..."
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2005-07-06

It'd be nice if it did but I doubt it, between Apple on the high and Google on every other there really isn't any room. Heck MSFT is spending $450 a pop just to get people to pay $50 for a Lumia and can't get any takers, what prayer does this have?

I think there is for Firefox OS. The ability to install that OS on existing Android Phone brings interest to tinkerers. Blackberry used to be on top back and now where it is.

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by Laurence on Fri 20th Jul 2012 08:23 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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2007-03-26


I think there is for Firefox OS. The ability to install that OS on existing Android Phone brings interest to tinkerers. Blackberry used to be on top back and now where it is.


Tinkerers aren't the sort of people who make an OS a success.

Plus I think the ChromeOS's lack of uptake is proof enough that people don't want thin clients to browse the web. Not on their phones and certainly not on their PCs.

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by bassbeast on Sat 21st Jul 2012 05:06 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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2007-11-11

1 word...OpenMoko. Hackers talk a good game but when it comes to actually buying product unless you can make it uber cheap like the pi its "where'd they go?" and that's all she wrote.

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