Comments on: Mozilla Has No Plans to Release Firefox for iOS, Cites Apple’s to Blame http://techgage.com/news/mozilla-has-no-plans-to-release-firefox-for-ios-cites-apples-to-blame/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: e550mercedes http://techgage.com/news/mozilla-has-no-plans-to-release-firefox-for-ios-cites-apples-to-blame/#comment-1085 Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:28:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=18949#comment-1085 Who cares? Not me, as I’ve giving up on Firefox ages ago. At one time it ruled, but both Safari and Chrome are now better. Even Opera I find is better, as Firefox has become slow, buggy and out of date. It’s on my Windows machine, but hell if I ever use it. In fact, I probably used it no more than three times in the past year!

I agree, as you do, it seems strange that you can’t use another browser as a default as it would be another plus for iOS. Of course, Apple does allow you to use another browser as a default on Mac computers, but, oddly, you have to use Safari in order to set, let’s say Firefox as the default. Since I don’t have an iPhone I’m not sure about their mobile devices.

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By: Marfig http://techgage.com/news/mozilla-has-no-plans-to-release-firefox-for-ios-cites-apples-to-blame/#comment-1082 Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:07:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=18949#comment-1082 EU measures are an answer to Microsoft’s monopoly in Europe and fall within that context only. Because Apple doesn’t have an operating system monopoly, it does not need to answer the same rules as Microsoft. Seems a bit unfair at first, but it’s actually a way to balance the market, curbing down growth of an obvious monopoly, while offering the others a chance to come close.

I have trouble understanding the efficacy of these fines though. There’s a reason why Microsoft has happily decided to pay what’s is apparently a huge fine. It’s nowhere near close the 10% of the annual revenue mark that marks the maximum possible fine (it’s actually just short of 1%) and it allows Microsoft to tap into the 53 billion currently it’s holding on European accounts and that it doesn’t wish to move back to USA on account of the 35% tax it would have to pay European governments.

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