PCWorld reports that Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich detailed the company’s tablet plans when speaking during a San Francisco press conference on Monday.
“I’m not going to project when, but I’m going to say we’re moving aggressively and you’ll see things soon,” said Eich.
“We’re going to get to tablets ASAP.”
Mozilla showed off a prototype tablet running the Firefox OS at Computex last month.
The device was manufactured by OEM Foxconn, with the iPad maker reportedly working on five devices with Mozilla. The tech giant is also looking to hire as many as 3,000 engineers to support further development on [...]
As predicted last week, the two companies confirmed their partnership at Taiwan’s Computex exhibition and said that they are co-developing at least five new devices for prospective OEM partners, including a tablet running the Firefox operating system.
Few details on the partnership or forthcoming devices were revealed at the show, although Mozilla Taiwan CEO Li Gong and Foxconn’s Young Liu did show a prototype 10-inch Firefox tablet designed by an unnamed OEM.
Both firms said that new devices will be aimed at both developed and emerging markets but intriguingly hinted at a broader scope for the Firefox operating system by suggesting that their partnership [...]
Mozilla’s ‘Junior’ is a prototype WebKit browser for the iPad and has a simple back button for revisiting web pages, and a ‘plus’ button for exploring recent pages, bookmarks and a unified search/URL bar.
Although still early in development, a presentation from Mozilla’s Product Design Strategy (the Junior demo starts after 31 minutes) shows that the browser offers a full-screen browsing experience, as well as features for multiple, password-protected user accounts, displaying search results from various websites and communicating with family and friends over the web.
The Verge first discovered the presentation over the weekend, and [...]