This week at LWN: Mozilla announces HTML5-based phone

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 9, 2012 12:40 AM EDT; By Nathan Willis
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Mozilla announced a deal with Latin American mobile carrier Telefónica Digital on February 27 to start shipping HTML5-driven smartphones by the end of 2012. Although the press release dubs the new platform "Open Web Device," many Mozilla watchers know it better as Boot To Gecko (B2G), a lightweight Linux-based system that uses Gecko as its primary (if not sole) application framework. B2G has been in development since July 2011, but it has advanced significantly since we last examined it in mid-August.

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