The project was first announced in 2011 with the codename Boot2Gecko (B2G). It has matured considerably since then and is expected to arrive on handsets next year. Developers who want to get a head start will be pleased to learn that Mozilla has started producing daily builds of a B2G test environment that runs on conventional desktop computers.
These builds provide an x86-compatible B2G runtime for testing the Gaia shell and applications that are built for the platform. It’s a useful tool for Gaia contributors and for third-party developers who want to start building applications that are compatible with B2G. The builds are available for download from the Mozilla FTP server.
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