Experienced in supplying Apple Computer Inc. the hot-selling iPhone, Hon Hai is capable of manufacturing smartphones and recently determined to utilize the experience to independently develop such products based on Google`s Android platform. Although having no intention to compete in the smartphone markets under its own brand, Hon Hai, with world-caliber production and R&D capability, is still likely to threaten another Taiwanese leading smartphone supplier High Tech Computer Corporation (HTC) in the ODM (original design manufacturing) sector.
Noteworthy is that, institutional investors indicated, Hon Hai is presumably going to venture into Android-based smartphones as a production and R&D arm for its major handset client Motorola, whose CEO Sanjay Jha has recently announced a plan to concentrate on sales of such smartphones this year.
Foxconn to manufacture Android smartphones
Posted on Thursday, Apr 02 2009 @ 05:18 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Taiwan Economic News reports Hon Hai Precision (Foxconn) is poised to tap the Android-based smartphone market to recover its sagging handset shipments: