No Firefox for Windows Phone 7. What pompous load of crap
Well it seems that Mozilla doesn’t have any intentions of porting Firefox to the Windows Phone 7 at least according to a quote on Gizmodo from Christopher Blizzard, Director of Developer and Open Source Evangelist at Mozilla.
So we’re doing Android. We were going to do Windows Mobile because Windows Mobile really needed a good browser, but they shut down their platform.
[On Windows Phone 7] they said, ‘You can use stuff in Silverlight if you want, but you have to come through our app store, and we get to veto.’ We’re not going to bother. They’re gonna ship some version of IE, which is gonna be terrible…
So all of a sudden the fact that Microsoft wants to exert some control over the apps that end up going on the Windows Phone 7 is so frigging bad that Mozilla doesn’t want to sully itself by making a version of Firefox for it.
Yet they are willing to toe the line to get their Firefox Home syncing app in the iPhone app store.
Wow, so it’s okay for Apple to set the terms of the App Store yet when Microsoft does it Mozilla gets its nose all bent out of shape.