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Learning Firefox OS Application Development by Tanay Pant

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Firefox OS

In this chapter, you will improve your understanding of Firefox OS by learning about its terminology, architecture, abstraction layers, as well as the security model. We will discuss the reasons why it makes sense to develop or port applications to Firefox OS. We will also take a look at the Firefox OS devices currently available in the global market. We will go through the following topics in detail:

  • Getting to know about Firefox OS
  • Why you should develop applications for Firefox OS
  • Technical details of Firefox OS
  • The security model of the OS
  • Devices on the market that run Firefox OS

Introducing Firefox OS

Mozilla and Telefónica started a joint project in 2011 under the code name Boot to Gecko—a new mobile operating ...

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