Boot to Gecko makes the leap to the Galaxy Nexus

Boot to Gecko makes the leap to the Galaxy Nexus
It sounds like a pretty big move for the development path of Mozilla's Boot to Gecko that it has been ported to the Galaxy Nexus, but before you get too excited, we do have to mention that it is somewhat unusable because of one simple reason: the Galaxy Nexus has no physical buttons. With that in mind, we're not 100% sure why the effort would be put in to port the software to the device, but it's been done anyway, and could be interesting for more users than just the Motorola Defy audience that had access before. 

Boot to Gecko can be loaded up on either the GSM Galaxy Nexus or the Verizon Galaxy Nexus (not the Sprint Galaxy Nexus for some reason though.) A number of things are working in the build, including touchscreen input, ADB, WiFi, the lockscreen, the homescreen, and Firefox. Unfortunately, there are no soft keys, so navigation can be trouble, and in addition, screenshots, the camera, and cell service are listed under partially/not working. 

Still, it could be a fun experiment if you want to give it a shot. The ROM has to be installed via fastboot, but if you're comfortable with that, you can get what you need at the sources. 

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GALAXY Nexus
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1750 mAh(8.33h 3G talk time)
GALAXY Nexus CDMA
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1850 mAh(12.00h talk time)

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10 Comments

6. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

How about that Htc Desire on the photo, I haven't seen any rom for my desire! Would like that happen!

7. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

looking forward for what will firefox OS could bring... but just to think that HTML5 still isnt ready to be embrace fully coz facebook for android will be native now..how can the software survive?

10. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

well facebook was html5 inside an OS. now the os is the html5.

9. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

lol why the desire pic ?

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