Android, iOS, Bada.. Seabird!!!

Mozilla, home of the alternative open-source browser Firefox and e-mail software Thunderbird has released a spec for a potential new mobile operating system, named Seabird.

Seabird is a concept developed for Mozilla’s Concept Series, an open forum for sharing your ideas, expertise & vision for the future of the Web, the Mozilla project and Firefox. The Seabird concept – now a website Mozphone– is a design effort by Billy May that explores, as part of the Mozilla Labs’ Concept Series, how a phone might “interface more seamlessly with users” – there’s a prize if you understand what the hell that means.

As you can see from the video above it’s an interesting concept. Will it be made? Not a chance in hell. Mozilla says no. The idea of an open source Mobile OS is interesting, but to get traction the OS would have to be amazing. Unlike the PC market it’s not as if there isn’t already a huge selection of open source Mobile OS available – There’s LiMo, Brew Mobile Platform, Bada, Open Handset Alliance…. to name but a few.

Although there’s probably a few mobile operators dumb enough to think it might be a good idea, so we won’t be surprised if they don’t get a call from a bunch of suits in a room pretending not to be from France Telecom, Vodafone, Telefonica, and Deutsche Telekom. “Er bonjour, non, allo, eez zat Billy.. theez ees ”

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