Mozilla, Foxconn confirm Firefox OS partnership

Announcing the “wide ranging partnership” with Foxconn Mozilla’s SVP of Mobile Devices noted in a blog post that collaboration between the two companies “demonstrates the full potential of Firefox OS,” and it would not only enable the smartphone “but also a wide range of mobile devices”.

Foxconn on the other hand confirmed the partnership at an even in Taiwan just before the Computex show and said that it is developing a total of five devices which may include laptops, tablets, smartphones and TVs. Foxconn may just be making the reference models and may not launch these products under its own name – if we go by what Foxconn’s general manager Young Liu had to say.

Liu added that as the mobile operating system from Mozilla is based on open web technologies including the HTML5 and that the ide matches Foxconn’s strategies. According to the general manager as a part of Foxconn’s “vision of ‘eight screens, one network, and one cloud’”, it won’t limit itself to development of just hardware but, will go about integration of software, hardware, content and services.