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Is Firefox OS The Platform HTML5 Deserves?

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Mozilla wants software application developers to regard its Firefox family not just for its obvious browser connections, but also for the Firefox OS operating system.

Mozilla's sales patter for this new OS is "Firefox OS for developers: the platform HTML5 deserves".

The firm is currently tag-teaming with friends like Dan Appelquist, who is an open web advocate from Telefónica Digital / W3C, and Mozilla's own principal developer evangelist Christian Heilmann — the two are trying to explain and clarify how developers can extend the functionality of HTML5 apps without having to access the phone hardware on behalf of the user.

Web Activities are a way to extend the functionality of HTML5 apps without having to access the hardware on behalf of the user.

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