Mozilla Halts Fennec for Windows Mobile Development

By | March 23, 2010 | 2 Comments


Mozilla Halts Fennec for Windows Mobile DevelopmentIt’s been few years since Fennec (Firefox Mobile) was announced. As so much time has passed, it still is a disappointing web browser when compared to its rivals. Well, today Mozilla announced that due to various WinMo7 restrictions, they are stopping development for Windows Mobile 6.5 and 7.0:

“While we think Windows Phone 7 looks interesting and has the potential to do well in the market, Microsoft has unfortunately decided to close off development to native applications. Because of this, we won’t be able to provide Firefox for Windows Phone 7 at this time. Given that Microsoft is staking their future in mobile on Windows Mobile 7 (not 6.5) and because we don’t know if or when Microsoft will release a native development kit, we are putting our Windows Mobile development on hold.”

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  • nvm

    LOL, owned.

    Mozilla: All talk, no action.

  • nobody

    given what app model microsoft had taken it is highly possible, that no 3rd party browsers will be possible to create for wm7

    and that is a pitty, because while i completely love what ms presented, i despise using mobile internet explorer, in any version

    id take opera mini or any of the webkit spawns, any day..

    and fennec.. well, it is good that it is dead now. it was illfunded project with no ambition to succeed and no courage to drop it.