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Boot to Gecko



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Mozilla has for some time now been working on its own mobile phone operating system, currently being called Boot to Gecko. The company was showing off the software at its stand here at MWC 2012 so we popped along for a play. Demoing the software on a Samsung Galaxy S 2, we snapped a load of pictures and shot a video of the device all of which you can find below.

We'll update this article with our own thoughts shortly.

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A key feature of the current development version of the OS is that tapping the Android menu button brings up the JavaScript code that is currently running - a neat debugging tool. Boot to Gecko

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Michael G

March 2, 2012, 7:09 pm

Er, that is HTML source there, not just Javascript! As a web developer, I find an OS that makes such heavy use of what appears to be normal web tech quite exciting.


March 2, 2012, 10:35 pm

Looking good, but Mozilla are attempting to join a market where the key players are already long established. Even giants like Microsoft have trouble getting a foot in the door when they're late to the party.

And to paraphrase Justin Timberlake, 'Drop the "Boot to". It's cleaner'. Yes, I know Gecko is the name for Mozilla's rendering engine, but at least call it Gecko OS or something.

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