Firefox may appear in the Microsoft Store for Windows 11
Microsoft has said it wants to make it easy for developers to send apps and games to the store in Windows 11, regardless of the framework used in the program. Microsoft also plans to bring its own apps, such as Teams, Office, and Visual Studio, to the redesigned store.
In addition to Microsoft apps, the Windows 11 store is also open to all third-party (Win32) desktop programs such as Chrome and Firefox. So far, Google has tried to install the Chrome browser in the Windows Store by releasing the app installer rather than the app itself.
Microsoft has blocked Google from moving for a number of reasons, most of which relate to Windows Store policies. Fortunately, Microsoft has relaxed those strict policies, and the store is now open to everyone. As a result, Mozilla and Adobe You can now bring your desktop app to the store.
Mozilla engineer for bug messages Confirmed The company is considering a new Microsoft Store version of Firefox. In response to a question from a user about the availability of Firefox in the new Windows Store, Nick Alexander, Mozilla’s senior performance software engineer, said:
surely! There are a lot of activities on this topic that happen very quickly in just a few days, but at this point we can’t relate to most of them. next week [July 5+] You should see public movements.
Additionally, one user said that the Firefox Microsoft Store product page briefly appeared in Google and Bing search results with the following meta description:
The situation in 2021 is different. Firefox browser is designed to provide a more modern and calming web experience on the go. Download!
Chromium and Gecko renderers are now available in the Microsoft Store
It should also be noted that Microsoft has already updated Store Policy Page The Windows Store web browser clearly states that “the web must use Chromium or the open source Gecko engine.”
Basically, Microsoft argued that store-based browsers shouldn’t be running their own engines. So if Mozilla had released Firefox in an old store, it wouldn’t have been Firefox.
This changed in Windows 11, and the updated store policy explicitly allows Firefox’s Gecko browser engine.
In terms of appearance and performance, the Microsoft Store version of Firefox is expected to be the same version currently available on the company’s website. Thanks to the new policy, monthly store-based Firefox updates can be delivered directly through Mozilla’s own CDN service.
The refurbished Microsoft Store is currently expected to be available in Windows 11 and Windows 10 this fall.