Mozilla announced Thursday that it should no longer be any team working on Firefox OS for smartphones beyond May …

It did not take. The Mozilla Foundation will stop its operating system for smartphones Firefox OS, three years after the launch of the software that aspired to compete with the dominant platforms of Apple (iOS) and Google (Android).

The software was “an impressive platform” but has not had the expected success, acknowledged Thursday one of the developers, George Roter, in a blog. “The circumstances, with multiple operating systems Application and established ecosystems, meant that we were trying to play catch-up, and the conditions were not met for Mozilla recorded gains on smartphones trade. ”

Focus on the development of free software for connected objects

It states that there should be no more team working on Firefox OS for smartphones beyond May. According to him, Mozilla made ​​the decision as part of a focus on the development of free software for connected objects.
As the browser computers Firefox , which also depends on the Mozilla Foundation, Firefox OS was based on free software, whose source code is open and can be modified, and was intended to operate devices at low cost sold worldwide whole.

The first two smartphones were unveiled in 2013, in cooperation with the small Spanish manufacturer GeeksPhone. Other devices using Firefox OS and manufactured by Chinese companies ZTE and TCL were released in 2014, including a $ 25 smartphone.