Mozilla puts Firefox development for Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7 on hold

Yesterday, Mozilla developer Stuart Parmenter announced that the company is giving up working on Firefox for Microsoft’s Windows Mobile and Windows Phone 7 Series.

The reason for this is that Microsoft “decided to close off development to native applications” for Windows Phone 7 Series.

Of course, Mozilla could continue developing Firefox for Windows Mobile 6 / 6.5, but, as Skype also knows it, supporting a dying platform is pretty much useless.

Mozilla Firefox Fennec Windows Mobile Windows Phone 7 Series

Anyway, if you have a Windows Mobile 6 phone and want to test an Alpha version of Mozilla Firefox (Fennec), you can still download it here. But if you want a mainstream mobile OS that will get a final version of Firefox this year, look no further than Android. Or, if you have a Nokia N900, you can already enjoy a final build of Firefox for Maemo.

Via Techie-buzz

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • Vijay C

    This is a big loss for Mozilla, to have reached the Alpha stage for Firefox on Windows Mobile, and then just abandon the half finished project. I guess we can blame Microsoft for abandoning its Windows Mobile platform.

  • Vijay C

    This is a big loss for Mozilla, to have reached the Alpha stage for Firefox on Windows Mobile, and then just abandon the half finished project. I guess we can blame Microsoft for abandoning its Windows Mobile platform.