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Mozilla phone will go on sale this year

Apr 21, 2012, 11:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carly Page)

"Announced in July 2011, Boot to Gecko (B2G) is an open source OS based around HTML5 and Javascript, similar to HP's WebOS. Mozilla, of Firefox web browser fame, hopes that Boot to Gecko will offer a viable alternative to the Android mobile OS.

"'It's an open platform to allow complete control of applications, much like a browser, and applications are installed the way you expect," Mozilla chief executive Gary Kovacs is quoted as saying. "The difference is that they are created with web standards, and we will have links and clicks between apps, something that already happens on the web today, but not in the applications closed platforms.'"

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