Mozilla developers have released an extension for Firefox, Ready to Deliver to Boot to Gecko (r2d2b2g), which is the easiest way to test Firefox OS right in the Firefox browser. The r2d2b2g does not require any technical skill or complex setup process.
Mozilla has finally decided the User Agent string for its upcoming mobile operating system, Firefox OS, which was earlier named as Boot to Gecko (B2G). The UA string of Firefox OS will be free of operating system identifier.
Mozilla today announced that its upcoming mobile operating system project, Boot to Gecko, will use Firefox branding. The project has been renamed to Firefox OS, and the first device featuring this new platform is expected to launch in early 2013.
Google’s Chrome OS, the operating system based on Chrome browser, may start supporting ARM architecture soon.
This is another great step for Mozilla’s “Do Not Track” initiative: Mozilla has announced to implement DNT settings to its mobile operating system, Boot to Gecko. With this implementation, users will be able to change tracking settings for installed mobile browsers and apps.
As reported earlier, Mozilla has announced its partners for Boot to Gecko project in MWC 2012. Mozilla and Telefónica have unveiled their strategy for Open Web Devices platform, which is set to launch later in 2012. Other partners and supporters of B2G project are Deutsche Telekom, Adobe and Qualcomm.
Mozilla’s CTO, Brendan Eich, has hinted towards a major success for B2G project: Mozilla is going to unveil partners for Boot to Gecko at Mobile World Congress 2012.
As reported earlier, Mozilla is working on an Android-like operating system Boot to Gecko. Recently, at MozCamp Asia 2011, Mozilla showed up a demo of the upcoming project.
Mozilla’s recently announced open operating system project Boot to Gecko will use Android kernel and device drivers.