Mozilla has announced they have put an end to the Firefox for Windows 8 project just weeks of launching the beta version because there just aren’t enough testers who volunteered to test the new touch-friendly Metro avatar of Firefox. Mozilla also stated they are not going to risk launching what could be a buggy version of the browser. This applies to only the touch screen version of the popular browser, though the traditional desktop version continues to be available.
“In the months since, as the team built and tested and refined the product, we’ve been watching Metro’s adoption,” revealed Firefox VP Johnathan Nightingale in a blog post. “From what we can see, it’s pretty flat. On any given day we have, for instance, millions of people testing pre-release versions of Firefox desktop, but we’ve never seen more than 1000 active daily users in the Metro environment.”
The touch-friendly version of Firefox was scheduled to be launched on March 18, but that obviously isn’t relevant any more. Mozilla stated they aren’t ruling out the browser in future and will be back in development once demand picks up.