Mozilla to launch open source mobile system with a stupid name

26 July 2011

firefoxMozilla, who brought us Firefox obviously, are announced that they're going to build an open source mobile operating system, which has the terrible codename of Boot to Gecko (B2G).

Of course, Firefox is one of the most popular web browsers in the whole wide world and now wants to get in on that lovely mobile action.

When B2G is completed, it will go toe-to-toe with Android, IOS and Windows Phone 7.

Mozilla said, "We want to take a bigger step now, and 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."

"To that end, we propose a project we're calling Boot to Gecko to pursue the goal of building a complete, standalone operating system for the open web. It's going to require work in a number of areas."

The project is very much in its infancy, but that doesn't mean we'll be waiting forever for it to arrive as Mozilla is well-known for getting things done pretty speedily.

Andreas Gal, a researcher at Mozilla says: "We want to do Boot to Gecko the way we think open source should be done. In the open, from day 1, for everyone to see and participate."

Exciting times, in an incredibly nerdy way.


TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile


  • Zacspeed
    Great. Will it be like FF, every time it gets an update, nothing will work with it?
  • clappedoutpussy
    @Zacspeed Yes, it will be just like that. Only worse. Amazing, a post about Firefox and not one mention about bumming and burnt knobs or fridges.
  • Mr G.
    It took me a while to notice this, but the product name describes the action of sending a lizard airborne with your size nines (yes I know it's their rendering engine, but 'Boot to Gecko', really?).
  • Phil
    I'm a nerd and I don't care so who does care? Us nerds have android already so why would we bother with this? And before anyone says its more open - I'll repeat apart from a few super nerds who cares?
  • Dick
    Yeah, just call it SuperNerdOS.
  • John N.
    nice article,it vas relly helpfull

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