Mozilla has announced a new project: Boot to Gecko, or B2G for short. The intent is to create an operating system based on the most basic hardware-related aspects of Android with web-standard technologies for everything else. Somewhere between iOS and Adobe AIR, the “Gecko” operating system will initially be used for smartphones and mobile devices – though it seems positioned to grow into Mozilla’s own Chrome OS equivalent.
This is a concept from Billy May, a conceptual designer and Mozilla Labs community member who set out to create with the feedback of his community, what he envisioned would be the future of mobile computing. It’s called the Seabird, and its design will change the way we look at mobile devices.