Mozilla has been hard at work during the past several months with the building of a mobile OS, and it seems that the things are getting closer to becoming solid reality, as the company aims at having the platform loaded on devices during the first quarter of the ongoing year.
We already had the chance to have a look at what the project was all about a few months ago, and it seems that things have evolved impressively fast, and that the first developer devices might come out as soon as Q4 2011.
Of course, this is only a planned milestone for the time being, but that does not mean that it cannot be put into being.
Called Boot to Gecko (B2G)
, the said platform from Mozilla sports similarities with the Android OS from Google, basically featuring the same kernel as this platform, but without all the changes and UI additions that Google enhanced it with.
A quick look at the B2G Roadmap
that Mozilla published on their website shows that they are on track to bring the said Developer Phone out before the end of this year.
Aspects related to messaging on a phone
, as well as those involving telephony, contacts management or the phone's battery seem to have been put in place.
However, there still are some other aspects that are set to be solved soon, including Intents/Actions interface, Settings, or Screen/power management.
Project Eideticker, which involves the performance testing of B2G, is said to be on track as well, with the prototype finished.
The next phase in Boot to Gecko's evolution will involve the emergence of demo devices, which should be unveiled to the world in the first quarter of the next year.
There's no telling on how the new mobile OS will actually look like, but you can make an idea on it by having a look at the sketches attached to this article.