Mozilla B2G announced: An effort to develop a mobile operating system

Mozilla, the makers of Firebox web browser, has said that it plans to build an open source mobile operating system (OS) codenamed Boot to Gecko (B2G). The mobile browser space is populated by a players like Android, iOS, Symbian and Windows Phone 7.

With its new mobile operating system, Mozilla hopes to fill the voids that keep web developers from being able to build apps that are equal in every way to the native apps built for the iPhone, Android, and WP7.

To accomplish that goal of building a complete, standalone operating system for the open web, Mozilla (a non-profit software body) plans to propose a project called Boot to Gecko.

Boot to Gecko, which is going to address a number of areas, like -- web application programming interfaces (APIs) for capabilities such as telephony, camera, USB and near field communications, can be the next big thing in Mobile OS.

What Mozilla wants to accomplish with B2G:

1) A model where APIs are "safely exposed to pages and applications".
2) Special stress will be on Android devices. --------

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