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Mozilla Developers Testing B2G Mobile OS

Open source outfit Mozilla is to start testing its mobile operating system called B2G or Boot to Gecko that will be web based, on mobile devices.

According to an article on PC World (opens in new tab), the company plans to start testing the mobile operating system this quarter and make the first prototypes in the first quarter of next year.

The B2G platform, which was unveiled by Mozilla in July this year, will be a mobile operating system which will run applications on the web, something like Chrome OS for mobile devices.

Mozilla claims that currently, developers are forced to make different versions of their applications for different platforms. The company plans to create a common framework for using the apps on the web on any operating system, as long as the operating system carries B2G technology.

According to a roadmap posted by Mozilla, the company plans to add basic functionality like messaging, voice calls, power management and camera, to the operating system by the end of this year.

The company has also posted mock-ups of the user interface of the platform, which is named Gaia. The UI looks somewhat similar to the UI found on iOS and Android devices. monitors all leading technology stories and rounds them up to help you save time hunting them down.