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LG teaming with Mozilla’s Boot2Gecko mobile OS for device release

LG teaming with Mozilla’s Boot2Gecko mobile OS for device release

It appears that this year will be no exception to the rule that Mobile World Congress is one of the biggest venues for device releases all year long, and today's announcements are certainly not lacking in the LG department. The manufacturer behind such future products as the LG Optimus Vu and Optimus 3D Cube are being reported today to be amongst Mozilla's launch partners for their own web-based mobile operating system Boot2Gecko. This system is the same one we gave a very alpha hands-on to earlier this month - and the idea that it'd be ready to launch this year is, for lack of a better word, unbelievable.

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Mozilla to name Gecko partners this month

Mozilla to name Gecko partners this month

It seems that this Mobile World Congress is just getting better and better by the moment - this most recent announcement coming from Mozilla that they'll be naming partners for their mobile OS "Boot2Gecko" at the event in a bit over a week in Barcelona! We had out own hands-on with the user interface of B2G or simply "Gecko" yesterday, it appearing to us to be much more of an interesting concept than a final product at the moment. What we've got here is a web-based mobile operating system looking to take a piece of the mobile market with a service that can potentially work from any web browser on any device.

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Mozilla mobile platform Boot2Gecko Hands-on

Mozilla mobile platform Boot2Gecko Hands-on

When a titan of the internet world like Mozilla, the folks responsible for Firefox, come forth with an operating system, the tech and gadget is always smart to pay attention. What we've got here today is a very very early build of what Mozilla will be offering in the future on a completely open-source basis: Boot2Gecko, a mobile platform which you'll be utilizing via its one user interface Gaia. Gaia sits on top and shows you all her icons, all built with HTML and JavaScript, in the middle there's "Gecko," a rendering engine, and on the bottom is "Gonk," the collection of components that run the whole show.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 13, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 13, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. It's time to kick off another week with your daily dose of tech news, and there was no shortage of it today. Perhaps most noteworthy, though, at least for the business-minded folks out there, is that Google's deal to acquire Motorola's presence in the mobile market has been approved by both the European Union and the US Department of Justics (you know, the same people who probably would have never let AT&T buy T-Mobile). Now it's just a matter of paperwork before Motorola and Google become one.

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Windows 8 Firefox getting Metro-Style makeover

Windows 8 Firefox getting Metro-Style makeover

This week the folks at Mozilla have revealed that they'll be making their biggest interface makeover ever with the launch of their Windows 8 inspired version of Firefox. This version will have a Windows 8 "Metro" styling and will provide and "entirely new" Firefox environment made specifically for the new Microsoft operating system. Mozilla has released a product vision and roadmap update today which noted that "the feature goal here is a new Gecko based browser built for an integrated with the Metro environment."

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Mozilla takes on Apple, Android with Open Web apps

Mozilla takes on Apple, Android with Open Web apps

Firefox creator Mozilla has revealed its plans to take on the closed ecosystems of Apple, Google and others, challenging developers to consider the entire web as their potential marketplace, not just the App Store or Android Market. Outlined in the non-profit foundation's 2012 roadmap, Mozilla aims to "enable web apps that rival native [code]"; "The Web must be made easier to develop for than proprietary platforms" the organization insists, as well as revealing plans to broaden the existing Mozilla Marketplace to a range of devices.

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Firefox 10 hits with new dev tools, full-screen apps

Firefox 10 hits with new dev tools, full-screen apps

Mozilla has unleashed Firefox 10, the latest iteration of its popular open-source Web browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux machines. This update comes merely six weeks after Firefox 9 proving the company's commitment to its new "rapid release" program. Web developers should be particularly happy with this update as it brings a host of new built-in tools to make website creation easier.

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Firefox flirting with half-baked Chrome launcher rival

Firefox flirting with half-baked Chrome launcher rival

If you're a fan of the Firefox Web browser, you know that things haven't been going too well over Mozilla. The Firefox browser has been bleeding users to other browsers like Google Chrome to the point that it is actually dropped in rankings for users. The Firefox team over at Mozilla is intent on getting the users back and its daily builds show they are playing with new features, even if those features have apparently been pulled already.

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Internet Explorer 6 has under 1% share in the US

Internet Explorer 6 has under 1% share in the US

So long, IE6. You had a good run as the dominant browser for the better part of a decade. But with the combined efforts of Mozilla, Google, Apple and (last bust certainly not least) Microsoft itself, your reign of Internet supremacy is coming to a final end. According to the latest metrics posted to the Windows Team Blog, Internet Explorer 6 is used by less than 1% of Windows PCs in the US, having been supplanted by IE7 and later versions, Firefox and Chrome.

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Internet Explorer slips as Chrome grabs browser market share

Internet Explorer slips as Chrome grabs browser market share

The battle of the browsers continues, with Microsoft's Internet Explorer losing market share to Google's Chrome and others, while analysts predict a sub-50-percent dip for IE as early as March 2012. Counting all versions, Internet Explorer dropped to 51.9-percent market share in December according to Net Applications, ComputerWorld reports, with Chrome ending the year at 19.1-percent. However, Microsoft maintains that the most important number to consider is the growth in IE9 installs on Windows 7.

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