Mozilla Will Not Develop Firefox Mobile Web Browser For Apple’s iPhone

Mozilla Will Not Develop Firefox Mobile Browser For Apple’s iPhone

Software developer Mozilla has confirmed that it has no plans to develop a version of its Firefox internet browser for Apple’s iPhone due to some “technical restrictions,” InformationWeek reported, which cited an announcement from the company.

It said a blog post: “People have asked about adding more browser-like features to Firefox Home, but there are technical and logistical restrictions that make it difficult, if not impossible, to build the full Firefox browser for the iPhone.” The company, though, is taking a look at building a browser for iPad tablet users, InformationWeek said.

On the other hand, Mozilla will be coming to BlackBerry and Symbian devices, the company said, adding that those two platforms account for about 60% of the global smartphone market, according to InformationWeek.

“We are working to bring Firefox Home to both Blackberry and Symbian platforms in the coming months,” Mozilla stated. ”We want to offer people access to their Firefox data no matter where they are, and these two platforms make up around 60 per cent of the worldwide smartphone market combined.”

Recently, Net Applications reported that the Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browser are chipping the lead of Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer when it comes to browser usage. Internet Explorer’s web browser market share fell to about 60 percent from 70 percent, while Firefox’s share has increased gradually to about 25 percent.

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