Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 01:05 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "It's no secret that Mozilla has been working on a mobile OS. Previously codenamed Boot2Gecko, the project focused on a purely HTML5 based system that worked in many ways like current mobile devices. As the project grew into Mozilla OS, the company has laid out a partnership with ZTE that will have real world devices in certain markets early next year. Testing for this OS had previously consisted of a compiled ROM that would be flashed over a handful of Android devices. Now, Mozilla has moved into full fledged product evaluation mode with their own custom developer phone." Looks decent - and a better solution for testers and developers than custom ROMs.
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Name change?
by nibor on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 10:45 UTC
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2011-01-12

Wasn't it called Firefox OS after B2G? The article talks about Mozilla OS, so is the article wrong or did they change the name again?

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RE: Name change?
by CodeAndSyntax on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 11:31 in reply to "Name change?"
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2012-08-28

I think the article is trying to explain that Mozilla has its own developer phone, so they have given it an ad hoc name, (Mozilla OS developer phone) because it hasn't been officially announced. The OS is still Firefox OS. They are just explaining that they are using ZTE phones instead of booting ROMs on android phones that have nothing to do with the project.

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RE: Name change?
by swift11 on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 11:39 in reply to "Name change?"
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2012-08-23

Yep, Firefox OS is the correct name.
Great to see Mozilla making progress with their phone:
HTML5 apps will be an open ecosystem, the best option to avoid a Google monopoly imo
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/apps/partners/

Edited 2012-09-23 11:42 UTC

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RE[2]: Name change?
by moondevil on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 13:31 in reply to "RE: Name change?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Sure, design once, hack in every platform.

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