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Foxconn Teaming Up With Mozilla to Design Smartphone for Developing Markets

Chinese manufacturer diversifying from Apple products

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Major Apple (AAPL) manufacturer Foxconn said Monday it is teaming up with the parent of Firefox browser Mozilla Corp. to make a cheaper smartphone to sell in emerging markets.

It's a move that further distances the massive global manufacturer from Apple after what has been a souring relationship, scorched by bad PR stemmed from terrible working conditions at Foxconn's China factories where it mass produced iPhones and iPads under heavy pressure from its Silicon Valley customer.