Say Goodbye to Mozilla Firefox OS on Smartphones

For quite some time now, we have often been sharing news in regards the Mozilla Firefox OS for smartphones as soon as we get them.

Mozilla recently gave avenue for some android phone users to preview Mozilla Firefox OS 2.5 on their handsets and if they are comfortable with the mobile operating system, they can choose to flash it completely on the phone.

Mozilla Firefox OS smartphones is dead
Those measures didn’t seem to go too well as Mozilla Firefox, in it’s developers event in Orlando, announced it will stop developing and selling Firefox OS smartphones.

Full statement in this regards from Mozilla’s SVP of connected Devices, Ari Jaaksi, reads thus:

“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.”

Mozilla unveiled the Firefox OS first in 2013 with a drive to targeting the developing world. While the company focused on producing really low-cost smartphones with firefox OS as the operating system, the sales figures weren’t doing well neither did the OS caught a lot of customers fantasy.

According to Mozilla, they had to discontinue the Firefox OS because they weren’t able to offer ‘the best user experience possible’ on smartphones. Users who are already running the Firefox OS can still continue using it. However, the company will no longer be producing smartphones running the Firefox OS under the hood. Too bad!


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