Mozilla confirms Firefox OS tablet
Mozilla and Foxconn have officially announced that they are partnering on five different devices, including a Firefox OS tablet.gadgets Updated: Jun 04, 2013 11:35 IST
Mozilla and Foxconn have officially announced that they are partnering on five different devices, including a Firefox OS tablet.
The reveal came on the press preview day ahead of the official opening of the Computex conference in Taiwan. Although neither details regarding hardware specifications nor the company responsible for the device's design were revealed, what Mozilla did make clear is that the tablet, currently in its prototype stage, will have a 10-inch display and will be aimed at both developed and emerging markets.
Of the partnership, Mozilla Taiwan CEO and senior vice president for mobile devices, Li Gong said "They [Foxconn] are going to bring not just smartphone, but a number of other devices and that's another big addition to the Firefox ecosystem."
During the press event to officially announce the partnership, Mozilla also suggested that the Firefox operating system will not be confined to mobile and that it could be coming to other devices, including TVs, in the future.
Although seen as an underdog with a huge mountain to climb in order to attract potential users to its products, the Firefox OS can already boast Sony, ZTE and LG among its supporters, all of whom are currently preparing Firefox OS smartphone handsets for launch later this year.
First Published: Jun 04, 2013 11:32 IST