Mozilla: No Firefox for iOS until Apple loosens browser restrictions
Mozilla said it will not expand its Firefox browser to the iOS mobile operating system until Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) relaxes its stance against third-party browser technology.
Last fall, Mozilla halted support for its Firefox Home app, which was not a browser but did provide iPhone users access to their desktop history, bookmarks and open tabs. Mozilla has not sworn off iOS completely, however. In mid-2012, the company revealed it is working on an iPad browser prototype codenamed "Junior" that eliminates the conventional toolbar in favor of control buttons designed to offer a "magazine feel."
Mozilla currently offers a mobile version of its Firefox browser for smartphones and tablets running Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android operating system. It also is building its own HTML5-based Firefox mobile OS. Operators including Telefónica, Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S), Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Telecom Italia and Telenor have agreed to support Firefox smartphones.
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