It seems like there is really unclear communication coming out around Firefox OS and connected devices:
At Orlando we were told what was no longer going to happen - a commercial partnership with a carrier to sell phones - but it wasn't until 2 days later that we were told what was going to happen - the pivot to connected devices. This definitely allowed the rumor mill to run wild and misinformation to spread.
I saw the same issues with the announcement here last week. In the same announcement we were told Firefox OS was being shuttered, but that the Foxfooding program is still ongoing and that smartphones are great devices for developing for other connected devices.
So could you unambiguously clear up what exactly is happening with smartphones and connected devices? Is it the end of a brand, but not the end of the code?