Mozilla Gives Up on the 25 Dollar Smartphone Dream Project
Well looks like it isn’t as easy to produce $25 dollar smartphones after all. Mozilla announces that they won’t be focusing on the cheap / easy to afford smartphone over the expense of slow user experience.
Chris Beard, CEO Mozilla sent an email out to employees on Thursday explaining how and why they will be changing their mobile strategy. He talks about providing better user experience and range of features, and that they won’t be focusing on the price alone.
We have not seen sufficient traction for a $25 phone. We will focus on efforts that provide a better user experience, rather than focusing on cost alone.
The company plans on producing a range of products suitable for all classes. Mozilla won’t be targeting the already established high end phones available in the market. Also, employees won’t be forced to carry feature phones or others with them.
While we won’t be able to live and breathe on each and every target device for our core product and technology, we can on phones that are powerful enough for each of us to make our primary phone.
In order to give the Firefox OS a boost, the company is planning on adding a support feature for apps. However, the feature won’t be implemented to all apps, only ‘key apps’ would be allowed. It seems like a smart move, since it will include all key apps and attract more user portfolio.
Firefox OS is critical to ensure the Web remains the single greatest public resource the world has ever known. Sophisticated competition from the most aggressive and largest technology companies in the world.
So the Firefox phones are not going away for good, they will still be coming out but not for $25. We know all of you must be thinking that Mozilla has scrapped off the idea entirely but it has not. Some hope still remains.