Foxconn joining Firefox OS alliance as it tries to compensate for Apple slowdown


The first smartphones running Firefox OS went on sale last month, and it looks like Mozilla is now adding the builder of some of the world’s most popular devices to its coalition. 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. 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.

The news surfaces just as The Wall Street Journal reports that Foxconn is planning several moves that will help it grow beyond contract…

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