Anyway, today’s news comes from the Brazilian site ZTop, who say that the first Boot to Gecko devices will come out in early 2013. Their source? Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs made the announcement in São Paulo. Who will make the devices? That hasn’t been confirmed. Who will sell the devices? That hasn’t been confirmed either, but since Telefónica is backing the project, it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out.
Look, we like the concept of Boot to Gecko, but productizing an open source platform without it being backed by a large organization is incredibly challenging. Hell, Samsung has their own Linux based OS called Bada, yet when was the last time you heard about a new Bada device coming out? And Samsung is the world’s largest phone vendor, so put two and two together. People don’t care about open source, they care about getting a cheap device that’ll give them access to the web and to their email.
Android does that already.
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