Boot to Gecko: Mozilla wants to be on your mobile

Mozilla has brought out some images of Boot to Gecko (aka b2g) its system to enable the Web as an open platform for mobile devices.

The idea is to use a API of open standards such as HTML5 to create the applications that run on the system, since b2g works on a web browser. Of course, anyone who knows how to develop with JavaScript, HTML, ES5, and CSS3 You will know the many advantages of this, starting with the ease of creating applications, modifying them and adapting them to our needs and its high compatibility because it is multiplatform.

Should this be of concern to Android, Windows Mobile and the rest of the systems available? Well, as you can read in the FAQ de b2g no, because the objective is that it can be run on any mobile device regardless of the platform you use. Will it be something like a shell? We will have to wait to see it in operation.

Currently tests are being done on the Samsung Galaxy SII, and developers are working on Qualcomm chipsets while negotiations and agreements are made with various partners (OEMs). What do you think?


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  1.   ianpock's said

    This makes me think that I used a ram and rom only for a lucky few ...

  2.   KZKG ^ Gaara said

    «What do you think?»… Well, to be honest, I'm thinking of calling this Ally on the phone… 😀… LOL !!!

    … By dialing 555224 ……

    1.    elav <° Linux said

      Juaz! Nor did Cubacel allow you to talk to her for 5 minutes without running out of balance .. 😛

      1.    Nano said

        Cubatel ...? God damn ...

    2.    mcder3 said

      Now I have reasons to use those free minutes to speak to the US XD

    3.    Courage said

      The comment is not at all funny, and then I am saying that you are vicious reggaetoneros.

      You are almost worse than them making this silly comment.

      I think you are old enough not to make childish comments to get attention.

  3.   ubuntero said

    changing appearance would be as easy as changing a CSS,
    but all javascript vulnerabilities are also inherited: S! (although the necessary measures will surely be taken)
    On the other hand as a web developer it would be easier: D!

  4.   Rayonant said

    The truth is I think this would be the only reason why I would buy a "smart" phone from the Mozilla group. I have found out about this video where they test the boot2gecko demo on a Samsung Galaxy

  5.   AurosZx said

    Well, it seems like a good idea. According to something I read out there with mid-range requirements on an Android (about 600Mhz of processor and 256MB of RAM) you can make it work, as long as you can use Custom Kernels (the Motorola ones are screwed, and a couple of Sony Ericsson ...) . And the fact that that's why Dual-Boot can be done would make it even better.

    PS: Who supports me that this would be the perfect mobile OS for Nano? 😛