Yes, you read correctly and no, this isn’t a typo, Mozilla is working on its very own Firefox mobile operating system that is based on HTML 5. Initially known as Boot to Gecko, the Firefox OS aims to be a totally open and free mobile OS that runs HTML5 apps, not only making it flexible enough to run a wide collection of applications, but also making it developer-friendly as they can distribute their apps to any other mobile platform that are compatible with HTML5. The OS is expected to make its debut at the end of this year or early 2013.
But enough with the text and descriptions, how will it actually look like on a real machine? TechWeek Europe recently got their hands on a collection of images on the upcoming operating system and personally, I think it looks pretty, normal. There’s nothing particularly new or groundbreaking of course, we’ve seen everything we need to in Android and iOS, everything looks pretty much the same, there’s a lock screen, contacts, home, menu and such. But nonetheless, I can’t wait to see what Mozilla has to deliver in its HTML5-based OS.