In fact, Mozilla has confirmed yeasterday the future launch of its mobile browser “Firefox Mobile” in the version for Android late 2010. In addition, the future OS from the merger of Intel and Nokia, “Meego”, also awake the interest of the Foundation.
The vice-president of mobile business at Mozilla, Jay Sullivan told TechRadar web site that Firefox Mobile will be marketed under Android later this year. He justified the reasons for this expectation by the fact that the Google OS has been created from a Java platform. In contrast, Firefox Mobile is based on code C and C++. Moreover, it’s only last October that the native development kit (NDK) has been made available by the Open Handset Alliance.
An appeal for Windows Mobile
Jay Sullivan has admitted that the announcement of Windows Mobile 7 Series would change the Mozilla’s strategy. He pointed out hesitations regarding the target that Mozilla aims for: Windows 6.5 or 7 without giving the answer.
Finally, he also insisted on the attraction he felt for Meego, the operating system joint Intel and Nokia not known yet. One thing is sure: it will be launched in the second quarter and promises to a best seller.