Say GoodBye to Firefox OS Smartphone
It’s time to say goodbye to another type of smartphone and this time, it is Firefox OS Smartphone. By shutting this production down, Firefox will join some other big names who had previously done this due to some xyz reasons. One possible reason can be the ubiquity of Android OS based smartphones, maybe the main. But let’s not get into why this going to be happen and because of what, as we have several other aspects to discuss.
The announcement was made recently and it fogged the whole tech world and left everyone in hue and cry. Take a look at the statement of 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.”
It’s a sadistic moment for all who are directly or indirectly connected to this Smartphone especially developers and designers associated with it and the irony is that now they can’t do anything to prevent it. However, they tried to do their best in the later past to prevent this. In order to differentiate it from iOS and Android, Mozilla and its carrier partners focused on a web-first platform, with no native and only web apps but nothing worked for them as the sale was still declining. So, in the end they drew a conclusion to shut it down.
But trust me they won’t gonna stop and will surely come up with something novel and interesting very soon like their browser and other services. Still more to come…
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