Mozilla has been working as a non profit organization that plans to help people get a better web experience and being free of any control. Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird are some of the examples of their contribution to the open source community and for the software freedom. But now that they feel that they have to bring that freedom to the Mobile platform and they have done so with a new mobile operating system called Boot to Gecko. Since only the top company like Google, Apple are controlling it, there has come a need of a real open source mobile platform that everyone can contribute and isn’t made for business competition.
Here is a preview of Boot To Gecko running on a Samsung Galaxy SII phone. The video is taken by Knowyourmobile, so thanks for them for the Video.
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Being based on HTML5, Boot To Gecko is expected to give a smart phone experience on even mid and low end mobile device. Boot To Gecko not being so much hardware dependent makes it available to a wide range of people who cannot afford high range devices like for Apple and Android. So you won’t be needing dual core phones to get a better smartphone experience. Android being hardware dependent you get faster and better mobile experience with higher end devices but Boot To Gecko being just a web rendering engine it can give you much better experience with even the low end devices.
Mozilla has been working with Telefónica, Qualcomm and other companies for this project. And there has been talks about releasing a Boot To Gecko Mobile later this year.