A new challenge to Android

    A new challenge to Android

     

     

    Mozilla has combined with Telefonica, an European mobile network operator and has announced a new operating system for mobiles. This will offer the HTML 5 based devices for the first time. The OWD (Open Web Devices) platform as it is known at present will be based on HTML 5 and it will use the Linux Kernel that is used by the Android devices.

    Telefonica states that this operating system will be launched this year and it is a significant step taken in the establishment of the HTML 5 as a major one for the smartphones. It will also enable the smartphones to be available at low prices. This platform has got a wide support from various companies like Qualcomm, Adobe and Getjar.

    The new mobile platform will be maintained by Mozilla. The devices making use of this software, Boot to Gecko will rely on the web completely allowing the HTML 5 apps to access the core APIs of the phone. Thereby all the capabilities of the device will be developed as HTML 5 apps and so they can be executed using the Firefox browser itself.

    This ability of B2G requires no middleware and superfluous software that makes the apps to run faster and so the price of the devices will be low. We have already seen that the LG smartphone making use of this Mozilla B2G platform is displayed at the MWC 2012.

    Opinion Poll
    X

    Stay updated with latest technology news & gadget reviews - Gizbot

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Gizbot sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Gizbot website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more