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What is the default browser?

What will the browser be. Opera Mini or something more advanced like a version of Firefox?

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KaiOS is based on Firefox OS 2.6, which uses the same version of the Gecko rendering engine as Firefox 48. I expect the browser will be the same as Firefox OS 2.6, so quite powerful for a feature phone. However, I don't know for certain.

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Sounds promising

 I would agree with madbilly after all while reinvent the wheel when the present wheel presumably comes from a good stable.


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Anyone know was there any update being made to the Gecko/Firefox in KaiOS after Firefox OS development terminated? (Or in other word what's the Gecko/Firefox version in 8110 4G?)

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I'm sure it's still Gecko 48, but you can check out their simulator and see what you think, I'd be interested to know your thoughts https://developer.kaiostech.com/simulator

This article (second last paragraph) highlights its evolution from Firefox OS to B2G to KaiOS.
https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/07/09/why-did-google-invest-22-million-in-a-dumb-phone-o.aspx

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I got confirmation from someone at KaiOS, it's gecko 48.


As for the evolution from FirefoxOS, it's not clear that anything from the community B2GOS project is actually used in KaiOS, maybe they just say that KaiOS is based on B2GOS to make it clear it's not developed from a public release of FirefoxOS but actually from some of the unreleased work (although still public, on GitHub, which is how KaiOS could fork it).

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