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Mozilla Corp, developer of Firefox browser as well as operating system, has reportedly teamed up with Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn), the world’s largest contract maker of electronics, in order to make a tablet running Firefox OS. It is expected that the product will be formally unveiled at a press event during Computex 2013 trade show early next month.

Firefox OS for smartphones are the first built entirely to open web standards, enabling every feature to be developed as an HTML5 application. Web apps access every underlying capability of the device, bypassing the typical hindrances of HTML5 on mobile to deliver substantial performance. The platform’s flexibility allows carriers to easily tailor the interface and develop localized services that match the unique needs of their customer base.

Earlier this year the company announced partnerships with numerous smartphone vendors, including Alcatel, Huawei, LG Electronics and ZTE, who demonstrated interest in Mozilla Firefox OS. In addition, numerous operators, which sell their own-brand handsets produced by the others, expressed interest in the platform, which is set to become available sometimes in late second quarter of 2013, according to the company.

The partnership between Foxconn and Mozilla, first disclosed by Focus Taiwan web-site, could be Mozilla’s first step into the world of media tablets. Since slates and smartphones are based on similar hardware and software, it is absolutely logical for Mozilla to expand Firefox OS to tablets.

Foxconn is looking forward new clients in a bid to lower its dependence on business from Apple, for whom it assembles iPhones, iPads, iPods and Mac PCs. While the immediate success of companies like Mozilla is not cast in stone, potentially Foxconn can find a company that will rapidly expand either on new, or existing markets.

Tags: Mozilla, Firefox, Foxconn, Business


Comments currently: 3
Discussion started: 05/29/13 12:26:44 AM
Latest comment: 05/29/13 11:09:06 AM


I'm sure Apple will sue Foxconn like they did their former partner Samsung now that they will be a competitor.
0 0 [Posted by: phatboye  | Date: 05/29/13 12:26:44 AM]

If it looks like the iPad with rounded corners then it could be in trouble..... the skivvy guys don't like the Firefox freedom (liberty) concept.
0 0 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 05/29/13 05:34:16 AM]

seems good
4 0 [Posted by: mudi1  | Date: 05/29/13 11:09:06 AM]


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