Mozilla has been making some small moves into mobile with the Firefox browser for Android, but today the company announced much bigger plans: Firefox OS, previously known as "Boot to Gecko," is an entirely new operating system for smartphones. The OS will be based on Linux, but all apps will be entirely browser-based, built on HTML5, like Google's Chrome OS.
Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer all roll out promising updates
By Matt Ransford
Posted 03.18.2008 at 5:29 pm 0 Comments
The big news on the browser horizon is the release of Microsofts Internet Explorer 8. Its promising new contextual serviceslike being able to Digg a page with an integrated menuand a feature called WebSlices, which lets you bookmark and track only a certain portion of a page. But Microsoft isnt the only one with updates in store. The other big browsers are rolling out changes at least as promising as IE8's.
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