Mozilla Serious about Mobile

Mobile Firefox anyone? That's seems to be what's on the Mozilla team's mind - and not just some stripped-down version, either, but full-fledged Firefox, plugins and all. Ok, it's not actually Firefox, but it will be based on Gecko and share many features. This looks to be a real competitor to Mobile Safari on the iPhone - full browsing. This also means that Mozilla is killing off Minimo - the little gecko-engine that couldn't. Couldn't work with anything resembling speed and stability in my testing of it, I mean.

For a gear-head like myself, full Firefox on Windows Mobile is akin to the second coming of a messiah. Only, you know, without the fire and brimstone - just a T-Rex icon. The glorious event will happen sometime next year.

People ask us all the time about what Mozilla's going to do about the mobile web, and I'm very excited to announce that we plan to rock it. Here's some information about what we're planning to do with hiring, technology, partnerships, and products, and how you can get involved. Short summary: we are serious about bringing the Firefox experience and technology to mobile devices.

Read: schrep's blog: Mozilla and Mobile via jkOnTheRun

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