Mozilla has announced that it will put an end to the development of its Firefox OS smartphones, the company has also said that it will stop selling the existing devices.
Mozilla launched their Firefox OS smartphones through mobile carriers and their devices were mainly entry level smartphones, they ended up not being very popular.
You can see a statement from Mozilla’s SVP of Connected devices, Ari Jaaksi below, the statement was give to TechCrunch.
“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.”
Apple iOS and Google’s Android OS continue to dominate smartphones, other company’s have attempted to launch alternative platforms but many have struggled to get them off the ground.