iOS is a platform where Mozilla has yet to make an impact, he admits. "There are a lot of reasons we should be on iOS even though we can't bring our rendering engine there." Ultimately he [Limi Alexander] says Junior was born out of necessity: as of now, Mozilla has "no vehicle on one of the biggest consumer platforms in the world." But what does the company's take on an iPad browser actually look like?
We don't expect Mozilla to ship Junior in the immediate future the browser is still missing some fundamentals (e.g. a progress indicator) and its developers continue to debate what features to implement. Still, it's promising to see that the company is exploring what's possible on the iPad platform rather than merely trying to shove a desktop Firefox experience onto Apple's tablet. And if just one new competitor to Safari isn't enough to get you excited, Limi seems to strongly believe that Google is working on bringing Chrome to iOS "soon" a rumor we'll be sure to keep our eyes on. In the meantime, you can check out Mozilla's demo of Junior in the video below.