Mozilla is indeed very â€œserious about bringing the Firefox experience and technology to mobile devices.â€ In a blog post of Mike Schroepfer, Mozillaâ€™s vice president of engineering, he laid out the key actions plans to increase their mobile presence.
As for the timetable, Mozilla did not give specific date saying “Mobile Firefox will arrive later (certainly not before 2008)”.
Although there was a strong demand to make Firefox available to mobile phones in recent years, Mozilla has deferred its entry due to low CPU or memory specs of available phones at that time. With the launch of iPhone and better smartphones, they have no doubt this is the right time to dominate the mobile web browser war. To quote from Schroepfer:
Absolutely! Up until very recently device limitations required writing new mobile browsers from the ground up. Being able to leverage all the investments in the Mozilla platform across both desktops and devices is the right approach. There is far from a dominant player in this marketplace and even the best mobile browsers today have compromises in user experience, performance, and compatibility. There is still *plenty* of room for innovation.
Originally posted on October 11, 2007 @ 12:05 pm