DEAD IN THE WA­TER

Mozilla no longer de­vel­op­ing Fire­fox OS smart­phones.

HWM (Malaysia) - - TELEPORT -

If you were one of the more avid de­vel­op­ers who were look­ing for­ward to Fire­fox OS-pow­ered smart­phones, we're go­ing save you the trou­ble: the Fire­fox OS is no longer in de­vel­op­ment by its cre­ator, Mozilla.

To quote the orig­i­nal ar­ti­cle in re­gards to this ar­rested de­vel­op­ment: it just seemed like a ro­mance that didn't quite work out be­tween Mozilla and the mo­bile world. The news came from Ari Jaaksi, Mozilla's Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent of Con­nected Devices, who told the world about Mozilla's de­ci­sion to put a halt to the OS's de­vel­op­ment.

“We are proud of the ben­e­fits Fire­fox OS added to the Web plat­form and will con­tinue to ex­per­i­ment with the user ex­pe­ri­ence across con­nected devices. We will build ev­ery­thing we do as a gen­uine open source pro­ject, fo­cused on user ex­pe­ri­ence first and build tools to en­able the ecosys­tem to grow. Fire­fox OS proved the flex­i­bil­ity of the Web, scal­ing from low-end smart­phones all the way up to HD TVs. How­ever, we weren't able to of­fer the best user ex­pe­ri­ence pos­si­ble and so we will stop of­fer­ing Fire­fox OS smart­phones through car­rier chan­nels. We'll share more on our work and new ex­per­i­ments across con­nected devices soon.” As it stands, Mozilla also ceased on sales and de­vel­op­ment of any phones loaded with the Fire­fox OS. How­ever, if you're still in­ter­ested in play­ing around with the OS, you may down­load it from Mozilla's of­fi­cial site.

It looks like Fire­fox OS is dead.

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