Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2012 01:44 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Just under a month ago I wrote a personal post about my thoughts on Firefox OS and why I think there is something 'magical' about what it stands for and the possibilities it brings to the table. This post is a follow-up that aims to cover much of the same ground but with extra detail and more of a technical focus."
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Comment by gloucestershrubhill
by gloucestershrubhill on Thu 11th Oct 2012 14:46 UTC
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It just seems like a duplication of functionality. PhoneGap works well enough, and webOS and Chrome OS are essentially "Boot to WebKit". And then there's Mer/Tizen/Mee-whataver. It's charming Mozilla are so dedicated to Gecko, but the market doesn't give a toss about rendering engines. The smartphone-for-featurephone-money idea has legs, but the OS is more me-too than me-go.

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Mrokii Member since:

I guess it depends if they actually manage to get official hardware pre-installed with Mozilla OS. As long as they don't, the OS could just as well be non existant for regular users, just as it is with Web OS or even more obscure choices.

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Lennie Member since:

They will, they have at least some telco's as their partners.

But even that does not give any garantees others will too ;-)

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