Mozilla is a company that many probably know for its Firefox browser. However in recent times the company has tried to expand beyond the browser by launching Firefox OS, which initially debuted as a smartphone platform that was designed to compete against the likes of iOS and Android.

However that did not exactly pan out which resulted in Firefox OS being repurposed as a platform for connected objects/IoT, but unfortunately it seems that Mozilla’s second attempt at Firefox OS has failed because according to a report from CNET, the company is pretty much calling it quits on the platform.

In a statement provided to CNET, the company said, “We have shifted our internal approach to the Internet-of-things opportunity to step back from a focus on launching and scaling commercial products to one focused on research and advanced development, dissolving our connected devices initiative and incorporating our Internet-of-things explorations into an increased focus on emerging technologies.”

It also seems that Mozilla has laid off a team of about 50 people that was working on bringing the platform to connected devices. It is unclear as to what this means for devices that are running on the platform, but from here on out don’t expect to see Firefox OS installed on connected devices in the future.

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