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Mozilla and Foxconn team up to offer Firefox OS devices

Mozilla and Foxconn team up to offer Firefox OS devices

At Computex earlier today, Mozilla and Foxconn have announced a partnership that will see Mozilla's new Firefox OS be used on several devices that will be manufactured by Foxconn, including a tablet that has already been shown off. It'll be manufactured for an OEM, but neither Mozilla or Foxconn have revealed who the lucky company is.

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Apple pushing supply chain load from Foxconn to Pegatron, says sources

Apple pushing supply chain load from Foxconn to Pegatron, says sources

As we noted yesterday, Apple's Tim Cook hinted that variations of the iPhone, such as versions that fall at different price points, could be in the company's future. Rumors of a low-cost iPhone have been circulating for months now, with at one point Apple's Phil Schiller saying such a device will never have a future in the company's products. Despite that, the rumor is still alive, and today sources told the Wall Street Journal that a low-cost iPhone is expected to be made available later this year.

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Foxconn own-brand expansion tipped as Apple orders plateau

Foxconn own-brand expansion tipped as Apple orders plateau

Apple's tussle for market share with Samsung has forced Foxconn to consider launching its own brand of accessories, sources claim, as the long-time iPhone manufacturing partner hunts alternative sources of income. "Limited order growth" among Foxconn's bigger clients has been blamed for the strategy shift, one Hon Hai executive told the WSJ, with sources claiming that the company is no longer satisfied with contract manufacturing and instead wants to leverage its own brand. Another possibility is white-label content supply, branching out into media Foxconn would supply to its existing customers.

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Apple to build US Macs in Texas, Foxconn most likely to assemble

Apple to build US Macs in Texas, Foxconn most likely to assemble

Apple announced back in December that they would be making some of their Mac computers in the US, but they didn't specify where exactly the machines would be made. However, during an appearance before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that made-in-USA Macs will be manufactured in Texas.

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Foxconn continues to violate Chinese labor laws says report

Foxconn continues to violate Chinese labor laws says report

Foxconn has come under fire repeatedly, fueled by several worker suicides and threats of suicides, as well as protests and its eventual installation of nets to catch employees who jump from the roof. Because of the criticism, the Chinese manufacturer - which supplies some Apple devices, among others - agreed to over 300 terms set forth by Apple after a Fair Labor Association investigation. While some things have changed, the latest report shows that employees are still being overworked.

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Apple reportedly returns 8m iPhone to Foxconn over quality issues

Apple reportedly returns 8m iPhone to Foxconn over quality issues

Apple has reportedly sent back a batch of as much as eight million iPhones to Foxconn after the Cupertino-based company deemed the new units unfit for sale. The reason behind Apple's rejection of the new batch of phones remains rather dubious at this point, but it's said it's "due to appearance of substandard or dysfunctional problems."

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Microsoft announces patent licensing agreement with Foxconn parent Hon Hai

Microsoft announces patent licensing agreement with Foxconn parent Hon Hai

Microsoft has announced the signing of a patent licensing agreement with Hon Hai, parent company of Foxconn. The agreement covers devices that run Chrome OS and Android, such as smartphones and tablets, and is even said to cover televisions. This makes Hon Hai the latest in what is a growing list of manufacturers with Chrome and Android patent licenses.

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Foxconn rumored to be on hiring spree for iPhone 5S production

Foxconn rumored to be on hiring spree for iPhone 5S production

Rumors of the iPhone 5S have been pouring in lately, so it's no surprise that we're now hearing reports that Foxconn is beginning to ramp up production on the iPhone 5S and is beginning to hire more workers to take on the increase in production. The Zhengzhou factory in China, specifically saw in increase in workers, with recruiting beginning back in February.

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Foxconn sales fell 19% this quarter, blame is placed on Apple’s iPhone

Foxconn sales fell 19% this quarter, blame is placed on Apple’s iPhone

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, also known as Foxconn, has reported a 19% decline in sales for Q1 this year. Its sales totaled T$808.97 billion ($27 billion USD) this quarter, which is down from T$1 trillion ($33.37 billion USD) it generated in Q1 2012, and down from the T$988.34 billion ($33.31 billion USD) it generated in Q4 2012. Because Foxconn gets a lot of its business from Apple's iPhones and iPads, many people are blaming the "lack of demand" for Apple's products to be the reasoning behind Foxconn's decline.

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Foxconn denies that worker tried to commit suicide during protest

Foxconn denies that worker tried to commit suicide during protest

Foxconn is sadly no stranger to worker suicides and threats of such, which reached such an extreme a few years back that nets were installed to catch those who thrust themselves from the roof. Those nets didn't deter protesters who took to the roof on Friday, March 29, however, one of whom jumped, surviving but not without injury.

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Sharp may not need Foxconn after all

Sharp may not need Foxconn after all

Sharp has been in a financial rut for quite a while now, and if things don't go its way, it could wind up filing for bankruptcy. Many companies have rallied to save Sharp's financial back by making generous investments. Samsung invested about $111.5 million in Sharp to gain a 3% stake in the LCD panel manufacturer, and Qualcomm invested $120 million in order for Sharp to develop MEMS display technology for Qualcomm's subsidy, Pixtronix.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 prototype case gets fat and sharp

Samsung Galaxy S4 prototype case gets fat and sharp

All the way from China we're having a glance at a set of prototype cases for the Samsung Galaxy S4, a smartphone device that's set to be unveiled in just a week's time. As it is quite often with releases such as this, the Samsung Galaxy S IV (or S4, whichever you like) is said to have had its basic physical specifications leaked to case-makers so that they might create protective bits and pieces for the hardware available when the device launches. While this situation can sometimes give us a healthy dose of early understanding, it can just as easily be a completely false scent - so keep that in mind!

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