Mozilla Firefox OS for smartphones revealed

Let’s do a quick headcount of the current major players, we have Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS and Microsoft’s Windows Phone – the big three. Let’s throw in RIM’s Blackberry OS to the mix. Add those up and what you get is a very brutal and unforgiving mobile market.

Mozilla seems to have a lot of confidence though when they decided to develop their own “experimental” mobile platform called the Firefox OS, AKA Boot to Gecko (B2G). Screenshots have been revealed giving us a glimpse on what we can expect from this upcoming OS.

Take a look below:

The whole OS is based on Linux and Gecko, and runs apps in HTML 5. The Foundation claims that it is faster, lighter and more open than Android. Personally it looks like a mix of Android and Meego. What do you guys think? Share your thoughts below.

22 Comments on this Post

  1. BigmikeMeMe

    “I see the light at the end of the tunnel!!”

    I also see some bit of iOS playing there.
    I hope there will be a demo video of playing with this OS. :))

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  2. IOS + Android = Firefox OS. hehehe

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  3. jerosan

    more of a linux-phone…rooting for more open source…surely this will have a lot of flavors once it is officially out…

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  4. the whole top bar really looks like iOS.. the lock icon, signal bar, battery icon

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  5. So if we use firefox os, chances are that the icons for angry birds and evernote get swapped?

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  6. Darwin
    Twitter: makzngalas24

    Smart will back this phone and Mozilla is targeting a below $100 phone.. it’s gonna be really cheap.

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  7. Darwin
    Twitter: makzngalas24

    here is a video of Firefox OS

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  8. simplynice93
    Twitter: simplynice93

    Wow! Hopefully it can be rooted to existing phones.

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    • simplynice93
      Twitter: simplynice93

      And tablets also! :)

  9. quick brown fox

    I’m fairly sure that’s not OK Computer’s album cover…

    /hipster mode off

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  10. co0ljade

    lahat ba ng apps sa google play o sa Android app store pwede sa phone na ito?

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    • jarod_0122

      75% of the apps on the Market can be ported “daw” which is really really good.

    • Apps that are built using HTML 5 for iOS and Android are mostly based from their mobile webpage counterparts like Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo Mail, blog apps (Engadget, Verge, etc.) so don’t expect your favorite apps, especially games to be ported to this OS immediately.

  11. nameless

    If you think this is already great, just wait for “UBUNTU Phone”

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/04/ubuntu-phone-os-takes-a-step-closer

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  12. tinikling

    the icons looks like from china’s knock offs smartphones or maybe there’s something wrong with my monitor..

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  13. the logo of evernote and angry birds are switched

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  14. looks promising.
    especially currently running on Android hardware :}

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  15. Justin

    Firefox OS? No, thanks. Talk about late entrant.

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  16. This could be a competition to feature phones given its price point advantage. But to compete with Android and iOS? I don’t think so. Its got the looks of both iOS and Android but I just can’t sense the smartphone feel in here.

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  17. This must be great if the price is right :)

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  18. Robert DC. Reyes
    Twitter: bobreyes

    More screenshots of B2G (Firefox Mobile OS) on a Smart Prepaid SIM card here:
    http://www.bobreyes.com/myblog/2012/07/23/firefox-mobile-os-b2g-milestone-4-released/

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