Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Jul 2013 23:07 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Mozilla today announced that the regional launches of Firefox OS smartphones will begin soon. Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica will release the first Firefox OS devices, the ALCATEL ONE TOUCH Fire and the ZTE Open, soon. Individual partners will announce specifics about launches in each market soon." Lots of soons in there.
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RE[6]: I wonder...
by moondevil on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 06:17 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I wonder..."
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

Right, because Firefox OS will be a Linux kernel with just one process (Firefox) on top.

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RE[7]: I wonder...
by Lennie on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 06:29 in reply to "RE[6]: I wonder..."
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Actually, seperate processes for different apps for security.

Like what Chrome does. The Mozilla Electrolysis project didn't make it into the desktop or Android version, but FirefoxOS does have it. And it's needed as certain parts need to talk to the hardware.

Also, Mozilla handles the updating of the top part and the manufacturer/carrier handle the bottom part (kernel, drivers, so on).

That separation should hopefully mean everyone, even many, many years after the manufacturer/carrier stopped to care about the customer is still running the newest version of FirefoxOS.

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RE[8]: I wonder...
by moondevil on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 08:34 in reply to "RE[7]: I wonder..."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Normal people don't update mobile OS, they get new ones with every contract renewal.

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