Boot to Gecko: Mozilla’s New Operating System!

Boot_to_Gecko_OSMozilla has plans to build a new open sourced OS for the open-web. This OS project has been named Boot to Gecko. The operating system will be yet another new platform in the already over crowded mobile platform market.

Boot to Gecko will be obviously looked upon as a competitor to Android as both will be open-sourced.

Also considering Mozilla’s OS will work on mobiles and tablets, Android might have some competition in this regard. It will be using basic features from Android itself for this open sourced project.

Here is a quote from Boot to Gecko Wiki

We propose a project we’re calling Boot to Gecko (B2G) to pursue the goal of building a complete, standalone operating system for the open web.

Android OS does not release the source code in real-time while Mozilla is promising to release the source code in real-time which could be mean real co-ordination with developers.

Will it challenge Chrome OS or Android?

It is very difficult to say if Boot to Gecko will challenge any of the OS projects from Google. Also in the already crowded market of OS platforms, I wonder if many mobile and tablet manufacturers will adopt the new OS.

What are your views on Mozilla’s new project? Should Mozilla be sticking to browsers and web apps instead of a new standalone OS? Do drop in your comments.

Source: ars technica


Himanshu July 26, 2011

i don’t know whether it will curb android’s success but would love get my hands on it

Aditya Kane July 27, 2011

As it is based on Android it might not really curb Android – but might curb Google’s control over it.

Techno July 27, 2011

I hadn’t expected an OS from mozilla but let’s see what they are up to.

Gokul July 27, 2011

I feel they will put up a good show. But, overshadowing Google will be a very daunting task.

They will probably try to capture the lower cost mobile’s like Lava and other unheard mobiles 🙂