Contract manufacturer Foxconn is backing Mozilla’s open source Firefox OS. The company made the announcement in Taipei. Firefox OS already has a decent partnership will carriers and device makers to bring the OS to the market.
Mozilla says that “Foxconn is extending past its origins in original design manufacturing to a combination of integrated software and hardware offerings, which extends its domain to the open operating platform and positively carries out its integration plan of hardware, software, content, and services.”
“Currently, Foxconn is executing on a vision of ‘eight screens, one network, and one cloud’ with all our strength. Besides the native advantages of hardware manufacturing, Foxconn is also developing a brand new integrated approach to providing hardware, software, content, and services.” said Young Liu, the general manager of Foxconn innovation Digital System Business Group (iDSBG).
Firefox OS is an HTML5 based open source mobile operating system, which competes with Apple’s iOS. With this deal, Mozilla takes a lead against competitors like Jolla and distant Ubuntu which is yet to crack any partnership with carriers or hardware vendors.