Mozilla announces Firefox OS mobile ecosystem

Mozilla has announced that Boot to Gecko will be known as Firefox OS. It is obvious that they are bringing the challenge to their biggest opponent from the browser industry, Google, which has already enjoyed a fair bit of time in the limelight with Chrome

By Tanmay Patange | Published 03 Jul 2012 16:45 IST
Mozilla announces Firefox OS mobile ecosystem
Mozilla announces Firefox OS mobile ecosystem

For the past few months, Mozilla has been working hard on their HTML5 and open web standards-based mobile operating system.

First announced back in July 2011 as the Boot to Gecko project, Mozilla demoed the operating system at MWC 2012, and detailed plans for an app store.

Now, Mozilla has announced that Boot to Gecko will be known as Firefox OS. It is obvious that they are bringing the challenge to their biggest opponent from the browser industry, Google, which has already enjoyed a fair bit of time in the limelight with Chrome OS., and more relevantly, Android. Firefox OS is expected to hit commercially in Brazil in 2013 with the help of Telefonica's brand, Vivo, and Mozilla Corporation.

In a recent blog post, Mozilla said that the Firefox OS will be available on new generation smartphones, which will entirely meet open web standards. That means the basic functions of the devices such as calling, messaging, music and games can be developed entirely as HTML5 based applications. The non-profit company's plans are simple, as they want to launch a fully open mobile ecosystem built entirely on HTML5.

"The introduction of the open mobile OS continues the Mozilla mission to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web for users and developers. As billions of users are expected to come online for the first time in the coming years, it is important to deliver a compelling smartphone experience that anyone can use," - Gary Kovacs, CEO of Mozilla said in the official blog post.

Mozilla also said that Firefox OS will provide a very good platform for next generation's entry-level smartphones, and it will help the operator companies to offer such kind of devices at low price of range with rich performance.

Check out our previous coverage of Boot to Gecko, to get a better idea of the interface, etc., that can be expected.

Tanmay Patange
Tanmay Patange

Email Email Tanmay Patange

Advertisements

Trending Articles

Advertisements

LATEST ARTICLES View All

Advertisements

Hot Deals View All

Redmi Note 11 (Horizon Blue, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage) | 90Hz FHD+ AMOLED Display | Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 680-6nm | Alexa Built-in | 33W Charger Included
Redmi Note 11 (Horizon Blue, 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage) | 90Hz FHD+ AMOLED Display | Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 680-6nm | Alexa Built-in | 33W Charger Included
₹ 13499 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
OnePlus 10 Pro 5G (Volcanic Black, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage)
OnePlus 10 Pro 5G (Volcanic Black, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage)
₹ 66999 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
iQOO 7 5G (Solid Ice Blue, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) | 3GB Extended RAM | Upto 12 Months No Cost EMI | 6 Months Free Screen Replacement
iQOO 7 5G (Solid Ice Blue, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage) | 3GB Extended RAM | Upto 12 Months No Cost EMI | 6 Months Free Screen Replacement
₹ 29990 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
iQOO Z5 5G (Mystic Space, 12GB RAM, 256GB Storage) | Snapdragon 778G 5G Processor | 5000mAh Battery | 44W FlashCharge
iQOO Z5 5G (Mystic Space, 12GB RAM, 256GB Storage) | Snapdragon 778G 5G Processor | 5000mAh Battery | 44W FlashCharge
₹ 26990 | $hotDeals->merchant_name
DMCA.com Protection Status