I’m posting this message on behalf of Ari Jaaksi - Brian
As we start the new year, this message is a sincere thank you for all of the time you have spent in using Firefox OS, filing bugs and being active in mailing list and forum discussions. 2015 was a year where we have built out the foxfooding program to be a valuable platform to build and iterate Firefox OS.
As we pivot to our Connected Devices strategy, our need for an active and vibrant foxfooding community only increases. Our commitment to you, our amazing community, is to ensure that our communication is clear and transparent. As part of that, we wanted to describe where we are today and what 2016 will bring.
While we are shifting our focus away from commercial smartphones at this time, we will continue to explore ways to push the Web platform forward on mobile devices. That means we will likely not spend time building features into our apps or the OS that are readily available on existing solutions, unless they are critical in advancing the Web as a platform. Some apps will likely be deprioritized, as well. For now, feel free to continue to file any bugs that you find, but do not expect resolution of feature request bugs which simply match other OS features. Our shift also means that ports for unlocked Android devices and ways of testing experiences on existing devices (Firefox OS 2.5 Developer Preview) will be critical.
While you have joined the foxfooder program in the context of smartphones, as we explore the opportunity to imbue Mozilla values in the ‘Connected Devices’ space, we will call upon our Community to be active in testing and providing feedback on our efforts. It is You who will shape the products we build and the ways through which we fulfill our mission. I wish you nothing but the best in 2016 and I look forward to seeing our community thrive.
SVP Connected Devices