Lauren Goode

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Hands-On With Mozilla Firefox OS (Video)

Yesterday at our D: Dive Into Mobile conference, Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs made the case for a new, Firefox-branded mobile operating system (even taking Walt Mossberg’s introductory “What the f**k?” question in stride).

Afterward, Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich — who is also the creator of JavaScript — gave me a demo of the upcoming Firefox OS on a developer phone, showing how it aims to improve app discovery and create an experience where app use and Web browsing are deeply intertwined. One bonus nugget: Eich showed off a native AppMaker app that lets almost anyone create a new app right from the mobile phone. Video below: