This here is the OS we were dying to see Mozilla Boot to Geko OS
On a Samsung Galaxy S 2 we are able to see the design off the new OS and our first impressions is the UI looks clean and simple, Mozilla told engadget that all Android users (with unlocked bootloaders) will be able to install the operating system onto their phones, and for the people who like to get it out the box etc Mozilla are working with partners like LG and Samsung (rumoured)
The OS includes peeks at the dialer, messaging system, system preferences and the Mozilla Marketplace but as this phone was a demo according to engadget “Boot to Gecko doesn’t seem quite ready for prime time, as the operating system froze as we merely tapped through the settings and apps, which then required us to pull the battery. On the upside, the interface seems incredibly slick and the phone booted astonishingly fast — it was good to go in about two seconds”
Apple and Google free time could now be up as Mozilla are getting set to showcase there own open source OS
The MWC is open on Monday (we believe) but Mozilla will be showcasing there new OS with a partner Who? you ask well LG have been working on new handset to show case the new Mozilla OS, in a Twitter comment made by Brendan Eich confirmed that Boot to Gecko and he tweeted saying “we should lay bets! We’ll be at MWC with partners…”
The OS is going to be a huge task to take on the mighty Android and iOS however Mozilla need Partners we do know that Motorola(soon to be Google owned), Samsung and HTC are all big Android buddys but Sony is another one to woo which as there are on there own now they could be tempted to the open source OS.
The reasons why are manufactories could be open to this is that Samsung, LG, Nokia etc all have there own made OS we know that these are impossible to develop for any mobile developers now as Android is huge aswell as iOS with Mozilla own OS companies that offer “budget” phones could use Mozilla OS for two things:
1, They can create there own OS design for the phone
2, Can use Web Apps that will delight the “novice/basic” user as they can download apps to there phone.
This can be a win-win for both Mozilla and Mobile phone manufactory
Mozilla will open the doors to allow Developers to submit apps for Firefox
To be announced at the Mobile World Congress next week Mozilla will annonce that it will open the doors to submit apps and create the new Mozilla self-titled Marketplace’, We all know that Mozilla are bringing out a OS but a question is still when it could be released and next week we should get an insight on this date.
Mozilla API is using the HTML5 and other open source materials as the source says “apps without being locked down by your devices and their respective app stores”
Firefox is allowing Developers to change there website in real time thanks to Page Inspector
Other tools include:
Mozilla Full-Screen API for websites and Web applications: This allows a web developer and “build Web experiences that leverage the entire screen. Full-Screen API enables developers to create full screen games, immersive video experiences and rich presentation sharing” Mozilla have said in there blog that there were “excited” and “happy to see this feature being adopted by other browsers” i think Google Chrome will be looking into that.
WebGL: this is very interesting to me as Mozilla have created Mozilla say “Web apps to display hardware-accelerated 3D graphics without third-party software” bloody sweet meaning free software to create web apps which may come in very handy for developers who help companies develop apps for them.
We look forward to using these tools and maybe get this website changed to something a little more nicer now where the HTML5 book