Tech 10: Hot Open Source Apps For 2013

Firefox OS

If competition in a free market is a way to keep innovation flowing, then Android is about to receive a good healthy dose. Almost two years in the making, Firefox OS version 1.0 was released in February and will be available in phones this year. Originally launched by Mozilla under the project name Boot to Gecko (or B2G), Firefox OS, like Android, is a Linux-based operating system that's designed to run in smartphones and tablets. Also like Android, Mozilla's mobile OS runs HTML5 applications and can operate the host device's ports and peripherals using JavaScript code.

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