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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5. Open hardware drivers (hopefully)

Mozilla wants Firefox OS to be a completely open OS, which would presumably include the software needed to make it operate the network (3G and Wi-Fi), phone, sound and video chipsets of a device. Our opinion: This could be one of the most challenging goals to achieve -- convincing hardware vendors to open up or provide open versions of driver software that they tend to feel necessary to keep proprietary and closed for legal and competitive reasons, or even to get them to agree on universal hardware standards.

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