A simulated FirefoxOS experience
[Front] Posted Dec 12, 2012 16:35 UTC (Wed) by corbet
Your editor has frequently written that, while Android is a great system
that has been highly beneficial to the cause of open mobile devices, it
would be awfully nice to have a viable, free-software alternative. Every
month that goes by makes it harder for any such alternative system to
establish itself in the market, but that does not keep people from trying.
One of the more interesting developments on the horizon has been FirefoxOS
— formerly known as Boot2Gecko — a system under development at Mozilla.
In the absence of any available hardware running this system, the recent 1.0
release of the FirefoxOS simulator seemed like a good opportunity to
get a feel for what the Mozilla folks are up to.
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