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Mozilla to Announce Boot to Gecko Allies at MWC 2012

Last year, open source browser maker Mozilla started a new project with the vision of coming up with their own mobile OS platform.

Dubbed Boot to Gecko (B2G) the new offering has now reportedly bagged the backing of some key players in the industry. Mozilla's chief technology officer Brenden Eich came up with a new announcement stating the company will reveal the names of the partners likely to be participating in the project at the forthcoming edition of Mobile World Congress.

"B2G is partnering up -- more at MWC..." tweeted Eich.

Mozilla earlier disclosed that Boot2Gecko's application stack as well as user interface would be primarily based on existing standard web technologies. Off late, the development of this new platform has advanced at a rapid pace, as claimed by the company.

It is likely that some of the main allies of Mozilla's B2G project would be some of the top carriers in the world. Besides, developer communities might also feature in the partner list as having developers directly involved with such a project would definitely be plus point.

Mozilla already has a Boot to Gecko roadmap according to which it plans to showcase the mobile software sometime during the first quarter of 2012 and wants to build products in the following quarter.

[Source: c|net]