Late last month, we talked about how Foxconn could eventually roll out their own branded accessories for the masses, and this time around, there are whispers of Foxconn (one of the more famous OEMs of Apple) working on a slew of devices that will run on the Firefox operating system, where a tablet might very well make up one of these mystery devices. Already the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, Foxconn is now the most recent company to back Mozilla’s Firefox OS, and it would be extremely interesting to see just which are the five devices that are being developed for Firefox.
Right now, Foxconn’s claim to fame would be the manufacturer of Apple’s iPhone, but they are also involved in other markets as well, including the assembly of computers, TVs, as well as smartphones for a slew of other class A vendors including Nokia, Sony and Hewlett-Packard. This unique partnership with Mozilla is due to the fact that Foxconn intends to provide reference models for new products that are constructed using the fledgling Firefox OS, and other than smartphones and tablets, the other devices might include notebooks and TVs. A new smart TV could be in the pipeline, no?
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