Expanding its reach, Mozilla touts Firefox OS apps running on Android — Tech News and Analysis
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So it embarked on a project about two years ago to rethink computing from the ground up, CTO Martin Fink said at an HP conference in Las Vegas. A key goal for The Machine is to replace the different storage technologies in use today with a single universal memory pool made from memristors, he said. Thats a new type of memory, still at the research stage, that uses ions instead of electrons to represent the 1s and 0s of computer code. HPs Martin Fink shows a mock-up of a memristor module at an HP conference in Las Vegas.
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Firefox OS apps have more functionality than those web apps from seven years ago, however: The company has been working on various APIs that let HTML5 apps access phone hardware such the camera, gyroscope and internal storage, for example. Heres a look how this all works on Android phones: You can install Firefox OS apps from Mozillas online marketplace : Theres actually quite a bit of affinity between Mozillas smartphone platform and Googles. When Mozilla first started what is today called Firefox OS, it was actually implemented as Boot 2 Gecko on a few select Android handsets. Like Android, it runs on a Linux kernel as well. Ironically, its also similar to Googles Chrome OS as it too runs a web-based environment atop Linux.
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