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 Laurence on Fri 20th Jul 2012 08:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
Laurence
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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 moondevil on Fri 20th Jul 2012 08:59 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I only use web applications when no other solution is available and it is forced on me.

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