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R.I.P: Mobile Firefox development for iPhone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Sep 2010 18:21 User comments (2)

R.I.P: Mobile Firefox development for iPhone Speaking about the future of Firefox Home, Mozilla has said today that a true mobile Firefox app for the iPhone is likely not happening, ever.
Firefox Home is the current iPhone app that gives users a way to sync their Firefox history, bookmarks and open tabs from their desktops to their mobile device.

Says the post:
"We are working to bring as much of your Firefox experience as possible to Firefox Home. 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. We are focused on building Firefox Home as a rich, cloud-based application and making it a valuable product that people will continue to love and use."

Earlier in the year Apple allowed the Opera browser into the App Store, marking the first time a "rival" browser had been made freely available.

To use Firefox Home you must download Firefox Sync for your desktop version of the browser.

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2 user comments

130.9.2010 11:52

At least we will have Firefox Sync after the demise of Xmarks.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

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230.9.2010 14:06

Losing Xmarks is tragic... I will miss them very much.
What is this "Firefox Home" thing?
I think I need to do some googling.

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