Firefox OS for smartphones is officially dead

He’s dead, Jim.
In saddening news, today we file the obituary for Firefox OS; Mozilla’s mobile operating system that was claimed to be the OS to kick Android off the mobile throne.
In an official announcement at a developer event in Orlando, Florida, Mozilla confirmed the untimely demise of operating system, citing that the company will no longer develop or sell smartphones running the operating system in the future.
In a statement, Mozilla’s Senior Vice President of Connected Devices, Ai Jaaksi said that “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.”
The news comes as an unsurprising announcement, as the operating system failed to gain significant traction in the marketplace and failed to attract developers to publish applications on the platform.
Jaaksi concluded his statement by stating that “We’ll share more on our work and new experiments across connected devices soon.”
In an exclusive interview last month, we sat down with John Bernard of Firefox OS to discuss the future of the platform – you can listen to our discussion through the link above.
What are your thoughts on the demise of Firefox OS? Be sure to lend your condolences in the comments below!