Mozilla pulls the plug on Win8 version of Firefox, citing lack of demand

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story imageWindows 8's unique "metro" interface has required developers to spend a lot of time updating their software to fit into the new environment. And the folks at Mozilla have decided it's not worth their time. They've dropped support for the project that aimed to bang Firefox into shape for Windows 8, citing lack of demand for the product as the reason. That frees up developers to spend time doing other things, but leaves users with good old Internet Explorer as their primary browser option on the tiled interface.

Mozilla says millions of users have downloaded pre-release builds of the desktop version of Firefox, while fewer than 1000 seem to be actively using the pre-release of Firefox for Windows 8 Metro. If you were holding out for the release version, time to look for other options!

Re: Good for them (Score: 4, Informative)

by joshuajon@pipedot.org on 2014-03-18 13:01 (#NA)

I haven't used Firefox OS, but my understanding is it's aimed at lower end smart phones (modest hardware specifications) in emerging markets where there isn't already necessarily a heavily entrenched Apple/Google bias in phone sales. This page lists the devices with specifications and availability.
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