Who would have imagined that Firefox will make it into the tablet? Last June 3rd, Mozilla held an event with Hon Hai, a Taiwanese firm who manages Foxconn. This is to present the newly Firefox OS running device.
Many were surprised with the sudden twist in the marketing strategy of Foxconn. For years, Mozilla has been known to be the official browser of some tablets. But today, Firefox was chosen by Foxconn to be the operating system of their units.
Young Liu, the general manager of Foxconn states that the decision to include Firefox in their gadget is not to establish a new brand but to help the transition of the transition technology from post-PC era. He added that they hope Firefox can create an ecosystem in order to help their PC customers improve their competitive edge. The China-based company, that is also the major supplier for Apple products, has already five Mozilla devices in development.
The general manager further added that the use of Firefox as an OS will not only concentrate on smartphones and tablets alone. He suggests positive marketing revenue if it will be expanded to all smart devices like smart TVs. Like any other OS present today, Firefox deserves true criticism after the release of a true Firefox operated device. As of now, let us wait for further developments from Foxconn.