Is Firefox Coming to iOS?

/ 3 years ago


After firmly denying that Firefox could ever make it to iOS, citing Apple’s prohibition of its web engine, Mozilla’s new CEO might be steering the company into a u-turn. At an event in Portland on Tuesday, Mozilla discussed their desire to release a version of Firefox for iOS.

Lukas Blakk, the new CEO, quoted Mozilla’s Vice President for Firefox Jonathan Nightingale on his Twitter account, saying, “We need to be where our users are so we’re going to get Firefox on iOS.”

In the past, Mozilla’s desire to release Firefox for iOS was curtailed by Apple’s restrictive browser policy. Versions of Chrome and Opera on iOS have been adapted to run on Apple’s own JavaScript and rendering engines, while Mozilla was unwilling to abandon its own browser infrastructure. Now, Mozilla appears more willing to compromise in order to widen its reach to potentially increase its market share.

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Source: Techcrunch

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