Mozilla chief technology officer Brendan Eich said that a new tablet PC powered by the Firefox operating system is coming soon, but he did not specify the details. The first smartphones that run on the Firefox operating system is arriving in Spain this week.
“I?m not going to project when, but I?m going to say we?re moving aggressively and you?ll see things soon,” stated Eich in an interview on Monday. “We thought ‘tablet should be easier for us,’ but all the inbound interest was in the direction of smartphones.” Eich said that they are going “to get to tablets ASAP.”
Eich developed a prototype tablet PC running on the Firefox operating system through a partnership with Foxconn. Foxconn plans to hire between 2,000 and 3,000 engineers to support the development of HTML5 and build cloud software for products that use the Firefox operating system.