Mozilla has no plans to bring full Firefox browser to the iPhone

Wed, Sep 29, 2010


In an official blogpost from Mozilla, the folks behind the Firefox browser reitteratd their commitment to the Firefox Home app while also detailing why we shouldn’t be expecting a full fledged Firefox browser for the iPhone anytime soon.

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.

Firefox Home, meanwhile, is a free iPhone app that lets users access their desktop history and bookmarks right from their device. To be clear, it’s not a web browser but can certainly come in handy if you’re a FireFox user at home and a mobile Safari user everywhere else.


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