Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 08:25 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones It has long been known that in addition to the N900 port of Firefox (released just 49 days ago) Mozilla have been targeting Windows Mobile, drawing ever nearer to a release. They have now decided to put the port on hold, following the news of Windows Phone 7 Series at MIX (and what that holds for Windows Mobile 6.5). "While we think Windows Phone 7 looks interesting and has the potential to do well in the market, Microsoft has unfortunately decided to close off development to native applications. Because of this, we won't be able to provide Firefox for Windows Phone 7 at this time. Given that Microsoft is staking their future in mobile on Windows Mobile 7 (not 6.5) and because we don't know if or when Microsoft will release a native development kit, we are putting our Windows Mobile development on hold."
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by darknexus on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 22:01 UTC in reply to "..."
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I can see why, having a native application like firefox with all its memory leaks on a mobile device would be a nightmare, maybe is FireFox the one getting obsolete.

Oh of course, because pocket IE is just so great at memory management. For that matter, wm 6.x is just so awesome at it in general. Seriously, give me a break. I've had more memory leaks in wm than I've seen in Firefox for at least a year now. Wm 6 is a massive memory leak.

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by Hiev on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 22:07 in reply to "RE: ..."
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Try to add some extentions to it.

Till now, the "Fx" team haven't been able to sandbox their addons. why? I don't know.

But I wouldn't trust it in my mobile device.

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by darknexus on Thu 25th Mar 2010 01:16 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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Because I should trust the various wm 6.x apps out there which, btw, also aren't sandboxed and can bring the whole device crashing right down. Bad apps, bad extensions, it doesn't matter. When it comes down to it, your annoyance isn't with Firefox but with extension writers, so what's that got to do with Firefox on windows mobile? If you don't trust extensions, don't use any. No rocket science involved there.

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