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Computex 2013 | Mozilla and Foxconn form partnership to promote Firefox OS

The two companies are attempting to create a whole range of products based on the new OS

Mozilla is a latecomer to the mobile OS market. Apple and Android are the two giants who are struggling for the top spot on the ladder while Windows, itself a relative newcomer, is making full use of Microsoft's resources to hold onto third place.

Firefox OS seems to have found itself some serious support though, and Mozilla has entered into a partnership with Foxconn. While the Taiwanese company isn't known for making any of their own devices, they are the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer best known for the production of the iPod, the iPad, the iPhone, the Kindle, Playstation, Wii U... You get the idea.

The two companies are not trying to launch their own brand. Instead, they are showing off reference models that they hope will encourage other companies to adopt the system.

Most of the Firefox products we've seen have been low cost devices aimed at markets in developing countries, like the Geeksphone Keon. But the two companies are reportedly working on at least 5 new devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and even TVs.

Foxconn showed off a 10-inch Firefox Tablet at Computex but did not provide any hardware details or possible production dates.

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Craig Munro, 2013-06- 4 (Update: 2013-06- 4)