Firefox is my browser of choice and has been for years. I started using it while it was in beta and have worked as a Firefox evangelist for years. I favor Firefox because it is extensible, portable, open, secure, and private. In keeping with my interest, I was perusing news concerning Firefox and some if it was good, some of it is bad, and some of it downright ugly.
The Good: Firefox is rebuilding Firefox for Android. This comes as delightful news because the last version of Firefox for Android was not so good. In any case, Android users will have the option to use the stock browser, Firefox, and Chrome on their devices in the future.
The Bad: Firefox is losing market share, mainly to Google Chrome. Traditionally, there has been one dominate browser (IE for the last 13 years or so) , one secondary browser, and then the rest of them competing for the scraps. has been eating away at Firefox for the #2 spot for the last 3 or 4 years since its launch. Firefox has been rallying to regain the #2 spot, but whether or not this momentum will continue is a sight unseen.
The Ugly: Firefox OS. What the heck is Mozilla thinking? Any such OS would be dead-on-arrival. Google, as large as they are, is still trying to push their lame-duck Chrome OS. Why not just dump this idea and focus on making a better browser for existing, dominate OS’s?
So there it is – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly for Firefox.
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly