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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:37 PM

27 February 2012, 17:10
Telefonica building web-centric OS with Mozilla

Mozilla has announced that it is partnering with Telefonica to build a web-standards-based mobile operating system. The Open Web Devices (OWD) platform will be based on Mozilla's Boot2Gecko (B2G) project, which the non-profit announced last year.

B2G uses Linux and boots a Gecko-based browser which then hosts the HTML5-based applications. The browser is not Firefox ? the only shared component is the Gecko rendering engine, with the UI and other elements being refined for use on a mobile device.

Development of Boot2Gecko is being supported by Adobe and Qualcomm. Earlier reports that Deutsche Telekom is joining the B2G effort were also confirmed, with the German telecommunications provider dedicating development resources to the mobile operating system.


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