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This project gained big attention and in my opinion is really interesting, both technically and commercially.

Thin client was always dream of the future, recently Google tried it with ChromeOS but it wan't successfull. In my opinion this was because of price, and Desktop look&feel. Maybe with tablet with ChromeOS it would be more popular.

Mozilla with new project wants to create cheap and application friendly OS for mobile phones. Core applications like support for SMS, or talks would be cached for offline use. I menioned offline because most of applications will work just as HMTL5 Web Applications!

This rally can be first operating system that will be like mobile browser in the pocket ;)

I really think recently about new phone:

  • Windows Phone - interesting, but I need desktop Windows to write applications :(
  • iPhone - Mac OS :(
  • Android - whatever OS I want
The only thing that stops me was price... There are of course cheap phones, but they are for me too slow. Android on them is just a failure. 

Besides, for Android I can use PhoneGap to use JavaScript for writing application, or just target mobile browsers (but this is really not fun when you do not have phone for testing).

This is why Boot to Gecko is so awesome! Everything will be running using HTML5 and JavaScript. 
I really hope that system will be fast! And by fast I mean really fast.

Creation of applications will be as simple as creating another website, probably with some JS specific API to get stuff like info about user. 

I suggest to look at images and videos of this B2G system, it really looks good :)

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