Phones running Mozilla's Boot To Gecko (B2G) Linux-based
operating system will reportedly go on sale in Brazil on
Telefonica Vivo's mobile networkin late 2012.
Brazilian tech blog Ztop broke the news but had no much
information about the new hansets.
Mozilla's B2G aims to be an open rival to Google's
Android. It has been designed under the same philisophy
Mozilla has folowed for the development of the Firefox
browser: Using strictly official standards and give
people more control over what their phones do and the
applications they run. B2G is aimed to pursue the goal
of building a standalone operating system for mobile
devices that would run applications primarily on the
Mozilla hopes to be able to deliver a framework that
will allow developers to rewrite apps for each operating
system such as iPhone's iOS, Android, and WP7.
B2G's goal appears similar to one that Google cited when
it initially started work on Android. The OS is actually
using parts of Android, after all.