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Mozilla opens up over Boot 2 Gecko

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With the evolution of HTML5 standards gathering pace, and developers increasingly looking to produce apps for multiple platforms, Mozilla's plans to deliver an HTML5-based operating system for smartphones could have a major impact.

Given the siloed nature of existing mobile operating systems, which tie users to a specific platform with varying levels of security, Mozilla's standards-based OS with an open-application ecosystem could begin to look like an attractive prospect to consumers as well as developers.

ZDNet UK talked to Jay Sullivan, vice president of products at Mozilla, to see what difficulties the project has had to overcome, what's in store, and why Boot 2 Gecko (B2G) needs to exist at all.

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