Apple products manufacturer, Foxconn joins Firefox OS alliance


Engadget reports that Mozilla and Foxconn Technology Group have confirmed a joint press event in Taipei on June 3rd, during which they will formally announce that Foxconn has signed on to Mozilla’s initiative. We expect at least one new Firefox OS device is expected at the event, although it’s not clear if the product will be a branded Foxconn product or simply something that the company is manufacturing for another partner.

Seems–Foxconn which builds devices for sony and Apple wants to grow from more than being just a contract manufacturer to a full fledged OEM based on The Wall Street Journal reports .They are best known for assembling iphones, ipads but ccording to the Journal Foxconn is trying to diversify its business given the increased competition Apple is facing.

“As our production capacity has grown to such a large scale and existing major-brand customers offer limited order growth, we need to actively expand our client base to help increase our manufacturing volume”

— executive told the Journal

The Apple manufacturer is said to be heavily investing in software engineers for its R&D center in southern Taiwan as we also expect Foxconn to sale it’s own branded accessories like headphones, keyboards, and cables.

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source: Engadget, Wall Street Journal