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In an announcement made via email, Mozilla has revealed that it will completely cease the development of its mobile operating system Firefox OS after the rollout of the Firefox OS version 2.6. The release of Firefox OS 2.6 version is, as of now, scheduled for May
The announcement implies that Mozilla will give up on its efforts to develop a viable smartphone operating system which could potentially offer a substantial competition to the market-leading Android and iOS mobile operating systems.
In announcing that Firefox OS on smartphones will not be supported by the company after the release of Firefox OS 2.6, Mozilla said that the move will essentially enable it to focus its attention on the 'Internet of Things' arena.
However, though Mozilla has announced its plans to stop developing Firefox OS for smartphones after it rolls out Firefox OS 2.6, the company has also asserted that it is not yet closing the door on third-party app developers.
Mozilla said that although it will stop accepting Android, desktop, and tablet apps for inclusion in its Marketplace in the coming months, it will, nonetheless, continue to accept Firefox OS apps "into 2017."