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Firefox OS is a Linux-based open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers. Its project name was Boot to Gecko (B2G). It is being developed by Mozilla, the non-profit organization best known for the Firefox web browser. Firefox OS runs HTML5-based web apps.
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Firefox OS - Official page of the operating system, presenting all its features. Engadget: ZTE Open Review: Firefox OS Gets Off to a Modest but Promising Start - The first Firefox OS smartphone, the ZTE Open is found to prove that web apps can do the work of their native equivalents. Mozilla Tackles Walled Gardens, Demos 'Boot to Gecko' Mobile OS - Review of Boot to Gecko (later Firefox OS) after Mozilla's presentation at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2012. Mozilla Prepping Mobile Operating System for the Web - Commentary on Mozilla's announcement of the Boot to Gecko (B2G) project. Engadget: Firefox OS is Repeating the Mistakes of Others and Hoping for a Different Outcome - Terrence O'Brien predicts a bleak future for the platform because it is built entirely on HTML5. Firefox OS Simulator - Add-on for the Firefox desktop browser to simulate the mobile operating system. Adobe Developer Connection: Writing Your First Firefox OS App - A guide to develop a simple sample app for Firefox OS using HTML5. Android Authority: Firefox OS Tablet Quietly Unveiled by Foxconn - News of the appearance of a Firefox OS tablet in pre-retail form in the Foxconn booth at Computex expo in Taipei, Taiwan in 2013. The Register: Firefox OS Update Adds Performance, Polish to Mozilla's Webby Mobes - Review of the changes in Firefox OS 1.1 after its release. - Forum to learn and share knowledge about Firefox OS. Ars technica: “There’s a Web for that” - will Firefox OS bring about the end of the app? - Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs calls for greater smartphone fragmentation at MWC. CNET Reviews: Unspectacular Firefox OS is OK for Low-end Phones (Hands-on) - Claims that the operating system is more likely to succeed in the emerging markets than challenge iOS or Android.
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