Mozilla to Build Mobile OS for the Web
2011.07.26 08:37 by Daniela
Keywords: OS, mobile, Mozilla, Android
Mozilla plans to build an operating system for mobile devices that will run applications primarily on the Web. The project is called Boot to Gecko (B2G) and it is intended to be a "complete, standalone operating system for the open web."
"We want to ... find the gaps that keep web developers from being able to build apps that are - in every way - the equals of native apps built for the iPhone, Android, and WP7," a group of Mozilla developers wrote on a new wiki page about the project. "This project is in its infancy; some pieces of it are only captured in our heads today, others aren't fully explored".
The idea isn't to have apps run only in Firefox, the developers said.
"We aren't trying to have these native-grade apps just run on Firefox, we're trying to have them run on the web," they wrote on the B2G Web page.
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