After coming off of a tough split with Google over toolbar inclusion on Firefox, browser developer Mozilla aims to make the former ally a true competitor with their announcement of their first mobile OS. The new project, named “Gecko,” is drawing plenty of comparisons to the Chrome OS, which is coming out currently on netbooks.
Gecko is an open-source project aiming to create a stronger basis for in-browser applications to be run natively on mobile devices, with the ultimate goal to expand into the greater desktop market. Services like SMS, bluetooth, and USB are target applications that could be run within the Gecko OS over time. The project is partially based upon Android technology, and will be open to different mobile devices once it is launched.
So far, no goal release date has been scheduled, and the project is barely in its beginning stages. If it succeeds, Gecko could bring a range of services to any phone with a viable internet connection, changing the game for mobile interaction.
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