Mozilla to stop support for Firefox smartphone OS


This may upset some advocates of the open Web. Mozilla has decided to shut down its Firefox smartphone operating system, barely 3 years after a launch aimed at challenging the dominant platforms powered by Google & others.
The operating system created by the Mozilla developer community as an open-source system failed to gain traction in mobile devices, according to a statement from Mozilla developer George Roter.
“Through the work of hundreds of contributors we made an awesome push & created an impressive platform in Firefox OS,” he said in a blog post.

http://news.google.com Feb 4, 2016 

Mozilla’s Firefox OS isn’t strictly speaking dead, but it may as well be as far as smartphones are concerned. The company announced via email that it would stop supporting …

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Mozilla outlines the end of Firefox OS on phones and looks to IoT future – The Verge

http://news.google.com Feb 4, 2016 

Development of Firefox OS will cease completely after version 2.6 is released. “The circumstances of multiple established operating systems and app ecosystems …

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Mozilla to pull staff support for Firefox OS after May – Digital Trends

http://news.google.com Feb 4, 2016 

It doesn’t really come as a surprise, considering Mozilla announced back in December at “Mozlando” that it was ending development and would stop selling Firefox OS smartphones. But …

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Mozilla to end Firefox OS smartphone support after version 2.6, no staff involvement beyond May – VentureBeat

http://news.google.com Feb 4, 2016 

Mozilla has brought further clarity to the future of Firefox OS on smartphones today, with the news that development will cease after …

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