Mozilla is Done With Firefox OS

firefox os is dead

Making a great Web browser is a different thing, jumping in an already competitive OS ecosystem is another. Mozilla, the Organisation behind iconic Web browser Firefox is now killing its first attempt to mobile Operating System.

The OS simply called Firefox OS was just 2-year-old and it was focused heavily for low budget smartphones and under development countries.

After a press event, Techcrunch received a statement from Mozilla about the future of Firefox OS

“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.”

Firefox OS was lagging behind other mobile operating systems by a large margin. Lack of apps was one of the biggest problems for the platform.

Ever since the launch of software, Mozilla was failing to make it look like a good alternative of already available platforms. Mozilla’s Firefox OS was based heavily for web apps making it unique than other rivals, However, too much dependency on the internet was also a bottleneck. There were some reports that the OS may soon be able to run native Android apps, but it was never turned into reality.

Mozilla will continue to develop the mobile versions of its web browser for Google Android and Apple iOS

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