Mozilla and Foxconn held a press conference at Computex 2013 in Tapei today to announce what we already suspected: the two companies are officially working together on a Firefox OS tablet. However, we also learned that four other devices are coming from the collaboration in the near future.
Li Gong, CEO of Mozilla Taiwan, and Young Liu, General Manager of Foxconn innovation Digital System Business Group used Asia’s biggest tech expo to unveil an early model of the new tablet intended for a still-unnamed original equipment manufacturer (OEM).
We still don’t know how much the Firefox OS tablet will cost or any specific specs for the device, but Mozilla and Foxconn are working on a total of five new devices, which won’t necessarily be restricted to smartphones and tablets. The combination of Foxconn’s manufacturing capabilities and Mozilla operating system could theoretically extend to TV screens or even other spaces, such as digital signage.
Mozilla has been building hype around its Firefox OS recently and announced new partnerships with LG, ZTE, Huawei and others earlier this year in an effort to bring its mobile OS to markets around the world. Meanwhile, Foxconn continues to seek out new clients beyond ZTE, Huawei and Apple.