Short Bytes: Mozilla’s Firefox OS is officially dead. Mozilla has announced that it’s going to stop developing and marketing the Firefox OS-powered smartphones. However, Mozilla OS will continue to exist on other connected and IoT devices.
In its official statement, Mozilla says that it’ll “stop offering Firefox OS smartphones through carrier channels”. This announcement was made by Mozilla at its developer event Mozlando in Orlando.
Here is full statement obtained by TechCrunch:
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.
With time, Mozilla has realised that it wasn’t able to provide the best mobile experience to the users. The strategy to go with the web-first apps and saying no to the native apps hasn’t produced well-expected outcomes for Firefox OS smartphones.
However, Mozilla OS will continue to exist on other connected and IoT devices.
Share your views on this story in the comments below.