Mozilla Plans Firefox Mobile Web Browser by 2010

Paul Lilly

One of the commonly accepted keys to success is to write down your goals, and Mozilla has done just that. The open-source software company has identified four areas it would like to improve by 2010:

  • Deepen Mozilla's role as a centerpiece of the internet
  • Data leadership
  • Mobile
  • Continue Firefox mindshare and marketshare momentum

Of most interest is Mozilla's focus on mobility and by 2010, the company plans to "have an effective product in the mobile market." That plan appears to include getting its TraceMonkey engine fine tuned to run on ARM processors. Preliminary results look very promising, though it's anyone's guess as to when Firefox Mobile will show up on handheld devices, with Mozilla saying only that it "will ship well before" 2010.

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