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.

4. Mostly Firefox code

Mozilla has stated that Firefox OS shares 95% of its codebase with Firefox the browser. This leads us to speculate that this OS could be an enhanced version of the mobile version of the browser, but augmented with a home screen UI (i.e. Gaia) for pinning and launching Web apps, a phone dialer, and other components appropriate for a smartphone that are all running atop a Linux kernel.

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