Linked by David Adams on Wed 15th Jul 2015 17:46 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews A Hong Kong-based startup run by former Mozilla President Li Gong aims to take on Android with its new Web-based operating system, H5OS. Similar to the Firefox operating system from Mozilla, H50S is based on HTML5, a website development language that tries to give Web apps the same capabilities as so-called native applications that are downloaded to a device like the iPhone. More on H5OS here.
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needed even if most fail
by project_2501 on Wed 15th Jul 2015 18:49 UTC
project_2501
Member since:
2006-03-20

The mobile ecosystem is too important to leave to non-open monopolies.

Android is more open that iOS but we can do better.

So I'm pleased we keep seeing plucky attempts at alternatives. They need to be encouraged. Even if most will fail.

Imagine a Safari and IE only web .... shudder! We need open alternatives to keep the ecosystem behaving well.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No this is terrible. Its not firefox os, its a fork of firefox os. He also explicitly talked about "Owning the Operating system". That does not sound good. If you are writing to open standards, then apps written for your platform will work any where those open standards are implemented and you have no lock-in.

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RE: needed even if most fail
by shmerl on Thu 16th Jul 2015 17:00 in reply to "needed even if most fail"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

I hope Sailfish will be opened as promised. It's way better than webby options.

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