Mozilla has released information about its upcoming mobile operating system Boot 2 Gecko, giving developers and consumers something to look forward to in the industry.
Boot 2 Gecko is a web-based OS for mobile devices and Mozilla’s developers are currently performing tests with proprietary APIs for functions that include camera, messaging and telephone capabilities, but more are coming.
So far, the firm has carefully built the user interface to include one nifty feature that involves holding and swiping an icon to launch an application, a function similar to that of the HTC Sense 3.5 lockscreen.
Boot 2 Gecko also has the ability to both use hard keys or soft buttons for several activities like Android’s back and menu buttons.
Mozilla, on a previous occasion, already said that its mobile OS will be built upon HTML5 and use Android kernel drivers.
The Mozilla dev team is doubling efforts to release a prototype demo version of Boot 2 Gecko before the year-end.