Published On: Fri, Feb 5th, 2016

Mozilla Bids Bye To Firefox Smartphone OS Forever

Mozilla is now taking the exit door from smartphone operating systems. Instead it wants to henceforth focus more on the Firefox OS to Internet of Things (loT) applications.

The browser giant will be releasing its Firefox 2.6 this May and beyond this no staff will be involved in the development of operating systems for smartphones.

Mozilla’s George Rotor announced the end of Firefox OS for smartphones through a blog post saying, “The circumstances of multiple established operating systems and app ecosystems meant that we were playing catch-up, and the conditions were not there for Mozilla to win on commercial smartphones.”

Mozilla Bids Bye To Firefox Smartphone OS Forever

He writes further the company will be venturing in the new area of Connected Devices to make biggest impact in loT.

It is also announced the company would not be accepting any more submissions for Android, Desktop, and Tablet apps in its Firefox Marketplace after May.

Despite the best efforts of Mozilla for its Firefox operating system for mobile phones, the company has not been able to offer its users the best possible experience. With it the company also found difficulties in focusing on other segments and making difficult decisions to put the efforts elsewhere. However, now it is confirmed they are ending the smartphone OS forever.

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