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Mozilla's App Store Takes Shape

Mozilla has been steadily moving forward with its Boot to Gecko and other mobile technology initiatives, and has successfully transitioned to a rapid release cycle for its Firefox browser. The rapid release cycle is directly aimed at keeping Mozilla's browser as competitive as possible with Google Chrome.

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Ubuntu for Android to Star at Mobile World Congress

According to Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical is moving quickly ahead with its plans to bring Ubuntu to platforms going well beyond just desktop computers. In his latest blog post, Shuttleworth notes: "We’ll show Ubuntu neatly integrated into Android at Mobile World Congress next week. Carry just the phone, and connect it to any monitor to get a full Ubuntu desktop with all the native apps you want, running on the same device at the same time as Android. Magic. Everything important is shared across the desktop and the phone in real time."

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Mozilla's Boot to Gecko OS Is Moving Forward

In the summer of last year, we considered the question, "Could Mozilla Pull Off a Firefox OS?" While Mozilla hasn't traditionally been a player in the operating system space, it's worth remembering what Google has done with Chrome OS in a very short amount of time, and what it has done with Android.

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Android 5.0 'Jelly Bean' Launching in Q2? Eh, Maybe

The often-unreliable Digitimes says the new operating system will be optimized for tablets, and work alongside Windows 8. [Read more]...

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Google's Rumored Cloud Storage Service Would Complement Chrome OS

It's been rumored for years now that Google will launch a cloud-based storage service, similar to Dropbox's, and now multiple media outlets are reporting that the company is close to doing so. Although Google has not provided confirmation, The Wall Street Journal's report says: "Like Dropbox, Google's storage service, called Drive, is a response to the growth of Internet-connected mobile devices like smartphones and tablets and the rise of 'cloud computing,' or storing files online so that they can be retrieved from multiple devices, these people said."

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