This should be the beginning of a true BYOD OS (bring your own device). If this can be installed on any platform out there (with the help of the manufacturers that provide drivers), then I see no reason why this won't catch up.
Unless, of course, some patent troll tries to shoot them down with some "square with round corners"-style patent suits.
I hope it renders the same as Firefox for desktop because as a developer I can tell you that when we build a mobile site we only test its rendering on the device browser not third party mobile browsers.
[citation][nom]belardo[/nom]Mozilla: can't come up with anything original. Copies Opera, copies Chrome. Changes a font which means ff6 is released.And yeah.. who knows... RIM is already a stupid company, maybe they will stick on ffOS on their devices rather than Android or MS.So how is ffos any better than ChromeOS?[/citation]
Mozilla copies Opera? Might want to look at history.... Opera copied Mozilla by creating a web browser. Mozilla is the same group that created Netscape long before Opera ever existed.
[citation][nom]sykozis[/nom]Mozilla copies Opera? Might want to look at history.... Opera copied Mozilla by creating a web browser. Mozilla is the same group that created Netscape long before Opera ever existed.[/citation]
Firefox has been copying Opera ever since. And so has everyone else for that matter. That's not necessarily bad though. I personally prefer Opera to Firefox, like most people that have used both, but I like Firefox too, and if Opera gets eaten by Facebook, Firefox will be my browser of choice.
I think this is a great idea for them, and I hope it works well. Firefox might not be anyone's favorite browser, but it doesn't seem to be anyone's least favorite browser either. It's a good solid product that does what it's supposed to do, and if their OS does the same, they'll have a winner.