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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. PCMag.com: 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. PCMag.com: 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. Firefoxosworld.net - 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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