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 shmerl
by Lennie on Mon 24th Sep 2012 16:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
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Gecko already supports many backends, it does not depend on the lower level Adnroid, they just added Android as an other one.

Also wayland hasn't even done a 1.0 release yet (I wouldn't be surprised if they will this year though).

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RE[6]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Mon 24th Sep 2012 17:14 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by shmerl"
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Right, it doesn't depend on it. Just in order to run somewhere else - still they'll need to do some work (which they didn't yet).

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RE[7]: Comment by shmerl
by swift11 on Tue 25th Sep 2012 01:02 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
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Tizen runs on Wayland. Mozilla had to build their OS on existing foundations in order to find a Chinese OEM.

Edited 2012-09-25 01:04 UTC

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