Another Smartphone OS

Mozilla announced Boot to Gecko (B2G), a new operating system, to crown the open source organization’s entry into the smartphone operating system business, according to media reports Wednesday.

The organization said it“believes that the Web can displace proprietary, single-vendor stacks for application development” with a cloud-based operating system based around HTML 5.

In other words, Mozilla wants to free smartphone users from the tyranny of not only proprietary smartphone OSes like Android and Windows Phone, but whole widget devices like Apple’s iOS ecosystem, too.

The group thinks it can accomplish this mission with an open source OS and Web apps.

I doubt this project will make it out of beta but it would be nice to have another smart phone option on the market.

By Tim

Dad to two boys living in rural farm country.

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