Mozilla has confirmed that it has no plans to bring its Firefox browser to the iPhone due to “technical restrictions”.
It said a blog post: “People have asked about adding more browser-like features to Firefox Home, but there are technical and logistical restrictions that make it difficult, if not impossible, to build the full Firefox browser for the iPhone.”
However, Firefox will be coming to BlackBerry and Symbian devices, which command the lion-share of the smartphone market.
“We are working to bring Firefox Home to both Blackberry and Symbian platforms in the coming months.
We want to offer people access to their Firefox data no matter where they are, and these two platforms make up around 60 per cent of the worldwide smartphone market combined.”
On the bright side, Mozilla revealed that there is interest in an iPad version of Firefox Home, which it will be looking into.
Specifics of the restrictions weren’t made clear in the blog. But for once it is unlikely to do anything on Apple’s side, which has recently eased its App Store requirements.