Mozilla Wants to Replace Native OS Apps. With HTML5

The Mozilla foundation recently announced a WebAPI with the stated intention of replacing native OS applications on mobile devices with HTLM5-based applications, to ensure portability across devices.

Manufacturers, though, want separate systems without cross-functionality because they all expect to win this version of the “browser wars” and thus to own something like a monopoly on sales to their users.

The consumer’s option is going to be jailbreaking and piracy, I’m afraid.