Mozilla is also working to develop a smartphone that would not be locked into the “walled gardens” of apps, operating systems and devices that are now controlled by Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and a few others.
In essence, the phone’s browser would become the operating system, supporting features like the camera, voice communication, and geolocation abilities of the phone.
Firefox now has about 450 million users, but access to the Internet is increasingly going mobile.
Mozilla is also trying to have an impact in the area of privacy and social networks, with “BrowserID,” which would allow users to register and log in to a website without sharing large amounts of their personal data.
[ Mercury News ]