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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RE[3]: Comment by stabbyjones
by moondevil on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 13:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by stabbyjones"
moondevil
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2005-07-08

Same will happen to Mozilla OS, or do you think besides geeks anyone will care how open it is?

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RE[4]: Comment by stabbyjones
by Mrokii on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 14:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by stabbyjones"
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2011-01-04

I'm not so sure. This creep of a CEO that destroyed WebOS was (imho) also responsible for destroying the miserable rest of HPs reputation. Contrary to that, the developers of Mozilla OS seem to have a bit more credibility, at least that's my impression. At least they were already able to show their abilities with Firefox, whereas HP hasn't really proven yet that it's capable (or even willing) to do anything useful with WebOS.

In short: Even though I own a Pre3 and like it, I don't believe that we'll see new hardware using WebOS, but I think Mozilla might be able to do it right.

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RE[5]: Comment by stabbyjones
by moondevil on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 16:18 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by stabbyjones"
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2005-07-08

There is a long way from showing a prototype handset to having the mobile operators selling them and the people on the street wanting to get such handsets.

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