The young mobile platform Firefox OS is leaving the tech world
The competition in the tech world is really tough. In the last few years a few new operating systems for mobile devices were launched. One of them is the Firefox OS of Mozilla. The software was released a little over three years ago. The company started the introducing of the software by integrating it on entry-level devices. The platform definitely brought diversity on the arena of budget smartphones.
However, as it turns out users did not accept it as well as Mozilla was hoping for. After three years the company is closing the project and no longer will work on developing the Firefox OS. One of the reasons why the software couldn’t grab the interest of the audience is the lack of its own native applications. Ari Jaaksi, Mozilla’s SVP of Connected Devices announced the news for the closing of the operating system saying that:
“Firefox OS proved the flexibility of the web, scaling from low-end smartphones all the way up to HDTVs. However, we weren’t able to offer the best user experience possible and so we will stop offering Firefox OS smartphones through carrier channels.”
The market of low-end smartphones is dominated by the Windows and Android-powered devices. It is a bit sad that the young platform couldn’t draw attention of users. But who knows, may be just the timeing wasn’t right and Mozilla might decide to work on the project later on. For now, all we can say is: au revoir, Firefox OS.