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Boot to Gecko? (B2G) Anyone looked into this?


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http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/b2g/

I've just been reading about this project and thought this would be a perfect OS for our pulses. As the OS is rendered over the web its designed to work on low powered devices. It uses android linux kernal to boot and a thin linux kernal to access the hardware, all software is run fia Mozillas Gecko (HTML5 render/ browser) so the core processing is done online not on the phone (low processor/ memory requirements). Are any developers here able to take on the challenge ? Is it possible? The whole thing is open source so provided we can get the drivers to talk (which should be possible as uses android drivers) then why not?

a review here:

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/software/operating-systems/boot-to-gecko-1081840/review

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Yes, I think its worth trying, adreno 200 is recomended but not minimum. Minimum is Arm6 like ours, 256 min ram is a concern but our 190ram is not much less (and an odd number for most phones). I think froyo and gingerbread also run slow anyway, I think this should still be an improvement to those as it should (in theory) use less resources and ram than stock android (no apps will be running except gecko (offline) apps.). I imagione its similar to using Onlive which also works really well on underpowered phones. Even remote desktop works fairly well on pulse, bearing in mind it still has message and other apps running in background too. Unfortunately I have no idea how to port this to pulse so just pure speculation, hoping someone might fancy a try. ;)

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