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[5]: Comment by stabbyjones
by moondevil on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 16:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by stabbyjones"
moondevil
Member since:
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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RE[6]: Comment by stabbyjones
by bitwelder on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 16:58 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by stabbyjones"
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2010-04-27

Already at this stage, the Firefox OS project has the backing of Telefónica (5th largest operator) and a few others carriers.

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RE[7]: Comment by stabbyjones
by zima on Wed 26th Sep 2012 01:21 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by stabbyjones"
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2005-07-06

Oh, one of those otherwise despised for their actions large telecoms?... and why would they do that?

Reminds me when we had Linux on netbooks and when Vista had less than stellar public perception - few large PC OEMs made some moves, but they didn't really push it, basically just desiring some more influence over MS direction.

And the telecoms probably very much miss the times when they were in total control (wrestled from them away by the emergence of the two new smartphone ecosystems) ...so, ultimately, it's likely that Mozilla is just being (more or less willfully) used by Telefónica as a bargaining chip of sorts WRT Google; better don't get your hopes up for much more.

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