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Mozilla to work on new Web browser for mobiles

Mozilla recently hired new developers to start work on a mobile version of their popular browser Firefox. The project is expected to be completed in a year or two.

Mozilla recently hired new developers to start work on a mobile version of their popular browser Firefox. The project is expected to be completed in a year or two.

An excerpt from PC World:

As Mozilla continues to develop Mozilla2, the second version of the platform on which Firefox is built, it will add mobile devices as a category. Mike Schroepfer, vice president of engineering at Mozilla, wrote in his blog that developers of Mozilla2, which is expected to be complete in early 2009, will keep mobile phones in mind as they build the new platform.

Mozilla had a similar bowser, called Minimo, in the works (News.com). However, there are no plans for further development of Minimo.

Mozilla faces a number of competitors in this field (Register). Along with browsers offered by handset makers, there is competition from companies such as Opera, which already has a mobile browser.

Do you think Mozilla can make a dent in the mobile-browsing space with its extensibility and interface that won the heart of desktop users?

2 comments
zetacon4
zetacon4

They won't make a dent in any mobile browser software if they take two or more years to bring it to market. The competition is so far ahead of them now, they may never catch up. I'd love to see them put a full compatible browser for the mobile user out there. It would make programming for the web much easier. I do look forward to any new tech Mozilla brings out.

pr.arun
pr.arun

Mobile Mozilla Browser eagerly awaited?

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