Mozilla's Firefox OS Ported to Raspberry Pi

Oleg Romashin published a video on Youtube that shows the software's interface successfully running on the Raspberry Pi platform.

Mozilla could use all the support it can get to launch the operating system, which is designed as an open platform supporting HTML5 technologies. This is in contrast to the walled gardens of Apple, Google and Microsoft. The operating system is currently scheduled to debut commercially sometime next year in Latin America and Europe shortly thereafter.

Romashin's video is a showcase of Firefox OS' open nature, but Mozilla will have to work on a strong message to differentiate its mobile platform from what is already available today. Consumers may only see the tile-based user interface that resembles currently available interfaces on the market. Openness can carry Mozilla a certain distance, but Daniel Cawrey of NDICIO Research argues that Mozilla's opportunity really lies in security and privacy.

"If Mozilla decides to implement features to depersonalize the web experience for users who want that, it has a good shot at establishing itself, emerge as an unexpected contender and challenge an established environment once again," Cawrey wrote in a blog post.

Oleg Romashin has made the Firefox OS build for Raspberry PI available for download on his website.

Firefox OS web runtime on raspberry pi (LinuxGL widget port)

 

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  • guru_urug
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    Mozilla could use all the support it can get to launch the operating system, which is designed as an open platform supporting HTML5 technologies. This is in contrast to the walled gardens of Apple, Google and Microsoft.


    Seriously?
    You cant have Google in the same category as Apple when it comes to platform openness.
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  • Netherscourge
    Can we get this on Jailbroken iOS?

    Mobile Safari and Mobile Chrome just...plain... suck.
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  • house70
    guru_urugSeriously?You cant have Google in the same category as Apple when it comes to platform openness.

    This is Gruener talking; he really doesn't know anything about Android. Please forgive him.

    Mozilla, let us install this OS on ANY hardware platform we choose and you have a convert right here.
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