Mobile Technology

Foxconn Teaming Up With Mozilla to Design Smartphone for Developing Markets

Chinese manufacturer diversifying from Apple products


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.