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Firefox OS Design Principles

  1. We will build phones and connected devices that people want to buy because of the experience, not simply the price.
  2. We will focus on depth first vs. breadth first. Our goal will be to on achieve real meaningful success and significant traction within our target market segments. We won’t allow ourselves to be distracted, and we won’t expand to new segments until significant traction is demonstrated. (It’s important that we establish a beachhead to build from, and that we’re following through all the way from delivering the initial product to achieving real market success and end-user delight and advocacy.)
  3. We will build products that feel like Mozilla. We must define, build and own the product experience to ensure it delivers upon our brand promise and principles. This is critical to ensure that we’re building product expertise and that we’re able to deliver ever more value to our end-users and activate other distribution partnerships to reach even more people.
  4. We will deliver compelling content and app experiences that exceed consumer expectations. We will continue to invest in Web platform capabilities and programs to incentivize developers to build for the Web. And to bridge this app gap between user expectations and the readiness of the ecosystem, we will explore implementing limited Android app compatibility for key apps, within a framework that keeps our long-term focus on the Web as the platform across desktop, mobile and connected devices. This mirrors our earlier strategy with Firefox in the face of Internet Explorer market dominance, and we believe this is a necessary step to the web flourishing as a mobile ecosystem.
  5. We will ensure that when you buy a Firefox OS-powered phone you’re joining our global community. Empowering people with technology, know-how and opportunity is key to our success, and we must provide product experiences that invite users into our community from enabling people to hack and customize their phone experience to providing local engagement for support, education and more.
  6. We will ensure that the products we build are timely, technically excellent and high quality. In order for our products to be great and loved by people they be available when and where they expect them, and they must meet or exceed their expectations in terms of performance and reliability, at all price points. We must aim to build products that we’re proud of.

These principles come out of discussions with many of you and the learnings from the v3 iteration process, as well as our understanding of the industry. We want to spend some time reviewing these together and then declare them part of our official working plan. We can use these to align our strategy and approach with the Mozilla mission and to evaluate product opportunities.

FirefoxOS Smartphone Sunset Program

Our team is dedicated to accomplish the smoothest code transition so that FirefoxOS smartphone continues to live and grow through our community. Please refer to our transition plan here:

Firefox OS Release Management & Triage

Tracking Features and Blocking Bugs across all FXOS functional teams

Release Management


Firefox OS UX

Firefox OS Product Management

Product Backlog

User stories, acceptance criteria, assumptions, and dependencies for all FXOS functional teams are maintained in the backlog below. (listed by tab)

Firefox OS Security Team

More information on the team page.

Other Resources

other references, very useful catch all category for existing links and text when cleaning up existing project pages