Foxconn recruiting a 3000-dev army to work on Firefox OS apps

Foxconn recruiting a 3000-dev army to work on Firefox OS apps
Foxconn, the company that manufactures iPhones and many other gadgets, is a city of its own with over 1.2 million employees, and hiring 3000 more seems like nothing. It is not, though, an army of 3000 developers is a huge resource, and that’s exactly what Foxconn is going to allocate to help the Firefox OS gain traction.

The 3000 coders will develop HTML5 applications for the newborn web-based platform. Originally, Foxconn planned on employing 1000 developers for its partnership with Mozilla and the Firefox OS, but it seems to have reevaluated the importance of the new OS.

Foxconn has also confirmed that it is building five Firefox devices (for other OEMs). So far Alcatel, LG, ZTE and Huawei have all jumped on the new platform and 18 operators across the globe will carry the affordable devices. The first devices should end up on store shelves in the very near future.

source: The Register

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9 Comments

1. sherby

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

Do they really have 1.2 million employees??? o.O That would put the troubles into perspective.

2. jsdechavez

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

They do and they're like one of the biggest employers in China.

3. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

If they're gonna start making they're own phones they're going to want to hire some lawyers as well. You know... lawsuits n' all.

9. sunnykgupta

Posts: 1; Member since: May 19, 2011

Did you read the full article? They already manufacture iPhones and a lot of other gadgets!

4. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

1st they first learn how to manufacture phones 2nd they learn how to code OS 3rd they learn how to manufacture weapons 4th taking over the world while everyone is too busy looking at their phone's screen

7. taikucing unregistered

LOL +1 for you

5. Kevinphantom

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

Its some times called hon hai precision company instead of (foxconn)

6. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

The aspect of Firefox os I'm most curious about is the high ends. Sony is rumoured to be making just that for next year. They already have a low end Xperia originally with android, but changed to Firefox os in a developer video.

8. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

i personally don't like foxconn ! but i like the open sourceness of firefox more than many others so hmph :/

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