Firefox OS is dead

TechCrunch reports that Mozilla has “announced an end to its smartphone experiment, and said that it would stop developing and selling Firefox OS smartphones” at an event that held today.

Firefox OS

According to the TechCrunch report, Mozilla also later provided them with a full statement from Ari Jaaksi, Mozilla’s SVP of Connected Devices:

“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.”

There you have it. Another one bites the dust. Adieu, Firefox OS.

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4 comments

  1. Firefox OS when it was first released was a bit lackluster. Firefox OS 2 just didn’t seem to catch on. Sailfish OS is downsizing, and now the end of Firefox OS. It’s fierce out there.

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