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Gecko includes a networking stack, graphics stack, layout engine, virtual machine (for Java Script), and porting layers.Gaia is the user interface of Firefox OS and controls everything drawn to screen.Janne Lindqvist, a mobile security researcher at the Rutgers University WINLAB, expressed concern about the discovery mechanism of a Web-based platform, but a Mozilla spokesperson stated that Mozilla requires developers to "package downloadable apps in a zip file that has been cryptographically signed by the store from which it originated, assuring that it has been reviewed." In addition, "apps coming back from search are given only limited access to device programming interfaces and applications, unless the user grants permission for further access." The structural similarities between Firefox OS and Android allow the Mozilla platform to run on a number of devices that ship with Android.
Mozilla also announced that LG Electronics, ZTE, Huawei and TCL Corporation had committed to making Firefox OS devices.
The device had a 3.5” HVGA screen and Cortex A5 processor. As of December 2015, Mozilla had launched 12 smartphones across 24 countries.
Chris Ziegler of the technology blog The Verge wrote that Firefox OS would take app distribution to pre-i Phone era, requiring application developers to deal with multiple carriers and their app stores.
It is based on the rendering engine of the Firefox web browser, Gecko, and on the Linux kernel. Firefox OS was designed to provide a complete, community-based alternative operating system, for running web applications directly or those installed from an application marketplace. Around the same time, it was reported that Acadine Technologies, a startup founded by Li Gong (former president of Mozilla Corporation) with various other former Mozilla staff among its employees, would take over the mission of developing carrier partnerships, for its own Firefox OS derivative H5OS.
The applications use open standards and approaches such as Java Script and HTML5, a robust privilege model, and open web APIs that can communicate directly with hardware, e.g. The project proposal was to "pursue the goal of building a complete, standalone operating system for the open web" in order to "find the gaps that keep web developers from being able to build apps that are – in every way – the equals of native apps built for the i Phone, Android, and Windows Phone 7." The announcement identified these work areas: new web APIs to expose device and OS capabilities such as telephone and camera, a privilege model to safely expose these to web pages, applications to prove these capabilities, and low-level code to boot on an Android-compatible device. According to Ars Technica, "Mozilla says that B2G is motivated by a desire to demonstrate that the standards-based open Web has the potential to be a competitive alternative to the existing single-vendor application development stacks offered by the dominant mobile operating systems." The goal of these efforts is to enable developers to build applications using Web API which would then run in any standards compliant browser without the need to rewrite their application for each platform.