Msg#: 4443483 posted 2:29 am on Apr 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
I agree there is a need for an alternative to the 'walled gardens' I phones & Androids operate in but gaining acceptance for a new mobile operating system would be nearly impossible. Look at Microsoft floundering in their efforts re-establish a foothold.
Android doesn't really have a 'Walled garden@. if there is an app you can install it from any source.
I think Mozilla may be a little late to the party with this one.
Announced in July 2011, B2G aims to be an open rival to Google's Android.
Android already is open source. You can run a phone with a totally vanilla Android stack and have no Google input whatsoever. Why Mozilla feel the need to invent what already exists is a bit beyond me.
Msg#: 4443483 posted 7:45 pm on May 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
So people had webOS by Palm which was superior to Android and more user friendly than iOS and people are actually talking about getting an open source alternative to Android?
I don't get people. webOS is open, was easy to change. It's now open source, has actually been tested on real tablets and phones since 2009, has apps developed for it, runs Linux, is based on Web technologies and people still think that Firefox OS which is still vaporware is something to consider? I mean people who want an alternative open OS now just have to go on Ebay and get an unlocked webOS phone for about $200 if they so desperately want to move from Google, Apple and Microsoft.