Carriers will love this
Posted Mar 7, 2012 9:13 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: Carriers will love this
Parent article: Mozilla announces HTML5-based phone
One difference between Android and B2G is that, if you're browsing the Web or using an HTML-based app (e.g. written with PhoneGap) on Android, you're running two software stacks at once:
-- an Android stack: Java VM + Android Java frameworks
With B2G you only run the Web stack. It's a footprint win.
And again you are talking about “bright future” where everyone abandoned native applications and switched to web applications exclusively. How do you plan to reach this future?
Yes, today B2G may be a win for a small percentage of the applications which are written using web technologies, but most applications don't need them and for them it's a loss: you need to run two stacks on B2G:
— emscripten + framebuffer-emulator-top-of-canvas + …
Significant additional footprint + additional work for obscure unpopular platform.
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