Mozilla's Firefox OS Is Officially Dead, At Least For Smartphones

By 02:29 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 Comments

Mozilla's experiment of building a smartphone operating system of its own is coming to an end. The company has officially stated that it's going to "stop offering Firefox Operating System (OS) smartphones through carrier channels".

The go comes becautilize Mozilla has realized that it wasn't able to offer "the best user experience possible" on smartphones. So now it's cutting its losses and simply bailing from smartphone development altogether.

The Firefox Operating System (OS) handsets released so far have all been incredibly low-end, and not one of them has become a remarkable success, sales-wise. Firefox Operating System (OS) ran only web apps, with no native ones to speak of.

The operating system may yet live on, but only on other connected devices and Internet of Things networks. If so, it will be "a genuine open source project", according to Ari Jaaksi, the company's SVP of Connected Devices.




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