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Firefox support for Windows Phone 8

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Mozilla quoted "Firefox has stopped development for Windows Mobile indefinitely. Thank you to our contributors for their continued support and feedback. The last release for Windows Mobile was 1.1 alpha 1 (download). We have stopped developing for Microsoft's mobile platform because Windows Phone 7 no longer allows developers to build C++ applications like Firefox, and Microsoft's new policies ban open-source software like Firefox from the Windows Phone Marketplace."

Will they now start to continue to support Windows Phone 8 because Windows Phone 8 now supports C++

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/develop/jj681687%28v=vs.105%29.aspx

Mozilla quoted "Firefox has stopped development for Windows Mobile indefinitely. Thank you to our contributors for their continued support and feedback. The last release for Windows Mobile was 1.1 alpha 1 (download). We have stopped developing for Microsoft's mobile platform because Windows Phone 7 no longer allows developers to build C++ applications like Firefox, and Microsoft's new policies ban open-source software like Firefox from the Windows Phone Marketplace." Will they now start to continue to support Windows Phone 8 because Windows Phone 8 now supports C++ http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/develop/jj681687%28v=vs.105%29.aspx

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Andrew
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286 solutions 3638 answers

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Hi,

Although C++ is available now, the statement you provided:
Microsoft's new policies ban open-source software like Firefox from the Windows Phone Marketplace.
So, obviously there won't be one for Windows 8 Phones.

Hi, Although C++ is available now, the statement you provided: <br> '''Microsoft's new policies ban open-source software like Firefox from the Windows Phone Marketplace.''' <br> So, obviously there won't be one for Windows 8 Phones.
Waka_Flocka_Flame 441 solutions 5048 answers

Open source software is still banned, so nope.

Open source software is still banned, so nope.
arthurparauna 0 solutions 1 answers

Gostaria muito de utilizar o Firefox para navegar no Windows phone 8. Espero ansioso pelo lançamento

Gostaria muito de utilizar o Firefox para navegar no Windows phone 8. Espero ansioso pelo lançamento
gyhor 0 solutions 2 answers

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That is not true: The Myth of GPL Being Banned in Microsoft Marketplace http://www.summeli.fi/?p=4267 or slashdot article: http://developers.slashdot.org/story/13/01/26/026206/does-microsoft-have-the-best-app-store-for-open-source-developers or officialy: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh694058

Modified by gyhor

nguyencay_vn 0 solutions 1 answers

Windows Phone 8 .when do you support it

Windows Phone 8 .when do you support it
Waka_Flocka_Flame 441 solutions 5048 answers

It will never be implemented unless Microsoft changes their policies.

It will never be implemented unless Microsoft changes their policies.
wuiyang 0 solutions 1 answers
looks like Microsoft has change their policies http://cmsresources.windowsphone.com/devcenter/en-us/legal/Windows-Phone-Store-Application-Provider-Agreement.pdf 4.D, 5.A and 5.E

Modified by wuiyang

Roland Tanglao
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Hi all:

I am locking this thread because if Mozilla does decide to support Windows Phone 8 in the future it will be publicized heavily starting first at bugzilla.mozilla.org and wiki.mozilla.org and then moving on to mozilla.org websites. My guess is that it's unlikely this will happen but you never know.

Cheers!

...Roland

Hi all: I am locking this thread because if Mozilla does decide to support Windows Phone 8 in the future it will be publicized heavily starting first at bugzilla.mozilla.org and wiki.mozilla.org and then moving on to mozilla.org websites. My '''guess''' is that it's unlikely this will happen but you never know. Cheers! ...Roland