Boot To Gecko Project: Mozilla New Open-Source OS for Phone/Tablets
Boot to Gecko: Mozilla’s Open-Source Mobile OS for Phones and Tablets. This Mozilla Boot to Gecko Project will be an Mobile Answer to Chrome OS, Windows Phone OS, Symbian OS, Apple iOS as an Competitor. This was revealed staright from the heart of Mozilla Developer Newsgroup .
Grab this news of an Ambitious new Project called “Boot to Gecko” a Standalone, Web-Based Operating System. Mozilla appears to be attempting at entering the already tight mobile operating system market with their Boot to Gecko project.
Know about this Mozilla’s Project from Ars Technia , who was first picked up:
Mozilla has announced a new experimental project called Boot to Gecko (B2G) with the aim of developing an operating system that emphasizes standards-based Web technologies. The initial focus will be on delivering a software environment for handheld devices such as smartphones.
The project is still at the earliest stages of planning. Mozilla has some ideas about how it wants to proceed, but seemingly few concrete decisions have been made about where to start and what existing technologies to use. The project was announced now despite the lack of clarity so that contributors will be able to participate in the planning process.
The main reason on a new proposed Mobile OS will be on Standards based Web Technologies as Mozilla’s target with this OS is to create an Environment where Web Applications are as, if not more important than Native Apps.
B2G is based on Android an Linux Kernel based, this is done in order to enable B2G to run as amny varieties of Hardware initially as possible. According to Redmondpie , Mozilla has, however, stated that they hope to ultimately use “as little of Android as possible”. This evidenced from their decision to not use Android’s Java-based environment nor programming in native code i.e. Android apps will not run on the new OS.
The announcement for the project has been made earlier than required so as to ensure maximum contribution from people willing to participate in the planning process: yes, B2G will be an open-source project, much like Android on which it will be based.
Actually, Mozilla unveiled a Concept Smartphone called “Seabird” in September 2010, you can Watch the Video of that Phone below. Where that Seabird Concept Smartphone features an 8-Megapixel camera and built with huge TouchScreen, Wireless Inductive charging, powered with Dual Pico Projectors, A Bluetooth and InfraRed dongle, which lets users intaract with Phone in 3D and the Conecpt Smartphone offers Motorola Artix like Funtionality and has the ability to type on a full-sized keyboard on any Flat Surface.
Video Credit to Redmondpie :
This Seabird Concept Smartphone will be the indication for Mozilla’s Open-Source Mobile OS “Boot to Gecko” to be launched in the coming years for the Mobile OS Wars. Grab information on B2G Project, by visiting Mozilla Wiki from HERE.