In Pictures: New Firefox mobile OS

Mozilla officially jumped into the crowded mobile OS field at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where the company demonstrated an early version of Firefox OS, which is being developed under the Boot to Gecko project.

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10. An alternative OS for Android phones?

Since Mozilla is developing Firefox OS on an Android phone, this suggests that its mobile OS could be used as a replacement for owners of older smartphones that have not had their firmware updated by their makers. Volunteer developers could come together to customize the free and open source OS to run on several smartphone models, like what the CyanogenMod community has been doing getting the latest versions of Android running unofficially on no-longer-supported phones.

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