Mozilla is finally ending its plan to build an alternative smartphone OS to rival the likes of Android and iOS.
The announcement was made at Mozilla's Mozlando developer event by Ari Jaaski, the SVP of Connected Devices, Mozilla will not be focusing on building a better open source ecosystem.
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.
The question now is "Will the Firefox OS go the way of WebOS into the recycle bin of history never to be remembered again?"