Engadget shot a video of a demonstration of Mozilla's Boot to Gecko mobile operating system on a Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone. The new operating system is far from stable, but the anticipated release date is 2014 so there's still lots of work to be done.
We were given a quick demo of Boot to Gecko on a Galaxy S II, which included peeks at the dialer, messaging system, system preferences and, yes, the Mozilla Marketplace. Our initial impression? Boot to Gecko doesn't seem quite ready for prime time, as the operating system froze as we merely tapped through the settings and apps, which then required us to pull the battery. On the upside, the interface seems incredibly slick and the phone booted astonishingly fast -- it was good to go in about two seconds.