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How to use Firefox on a Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 925

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Post Posted September 23rd, 2013, 3:38 am

I would like to know if it is possible to use Firefox Browser on Windows Phone.
Like we did in the past with Netscape and Windows 98.
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@lex

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Post Posted September 23rd, 2013, 4:15 am

Moving to Mobile.

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Post Posted September 23rd, 2013, 3:01 pm

The mobile Firefox is currently only for Android on ARMv7/v6 and even x86 in Beta.

No version of Windows Phone OS is supported and not likely anytime soon in near future.

Back early on with Windows Phone 7 they could have but "Microsoft has unfortunately decided to close off development to native applications" halted development then and since.

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Post Posted September 24th, 2013, 3:35 am

I'm pretty sure Netscape never ran on Windows Phone (or even Windows Mobile). There might have been a version of Firefox that ran on WinCE, but all WinCE support code in Firefox has been removed by now.

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Post Posted September 24th, 2013, 2:56 pm

http://www-archive.mozilla.org/projects/minimo/
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Minimo

The old Minimo experiment perhaps as versions worked on old Windows Mobile like 5.0, 4.2, WinCe.

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Post Posted October 1st, 2013, 1:23 am

Best hope for Firefox on Windows Phone going forward will probably be if/when they unify the Metro APIs with desktop Windows 8.x, so you might possibly be able to install Firefox for Metro onto a future Windows Phone and run that.

That unification is probably a year or more down the road, though, and even then it's probably a longshot unless they start making Intel-based Windows Phones...

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Post Posted October 1st, 2013, 4:15 am

@ KWiersen Thanks !!! You gave me some hope and made my day a little brighter!!!
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