Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Jun 2013 13:13 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Mozilla and Foxconn have officially announced a partnership and confirmed that the two firms are developing at least 5 new devices, including a tablet computer. At a press conference today at Computex 2013 in Taipei, Li Gong, CEO of Mozilla Taiwan, and Young Liu, General Manager of Foxconn innovation Digital System Business Group, unveiled a new tablet prototype model designed for an unnamed OEM."
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Cool... eh, wait...
by shinkou on Mon 3rd Jun 2013 19:44 UTC
shinkou
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2011-03-24

I'm not saying they copied people's idea, but the tablet sounds pretty much like a tablet version chromebook... did I miss something significant here?

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RE: Cool... eh, wait...
by crystall on Mon 3rd Jun 2013 21:04 in reply to "Cool... eh, wait..."
crystall Member since:
2007-02-06

Chromebook runs a fully fledged operating system with a window manager and native apps on top which also happens to run web apps. Firefox OS is made in HTML5/JavaScript from the ground up, everything in there is a web page, there isn't a single line of native code besides the (hidden) browser. Even the window manager is written in JavaScript:

https://github.com/mozilla-b2g/gaia/blob/master/apps/system/js/windo...

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RE[2]: Cool... eh, wait...
by Hiev on Mon 3rd Jun 2013 22:50 in reply to "RE: Cool... eh, wait..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

And the Chromebook also spies on you all the time also.

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RE[2]: Cool... eh, wait...
by zima on Tue 4th Jun 2013 23:05 in reply to "RE: Cool... eh, wait..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

And this is supposed to be light, used with inexpensive (hence "slow") handsets?

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