Mozilla planning to take on Google with new Firefox OS-based streaming stick
Gigaom has reported on Mozilla’s latest project, a media streaming HDMI dongle based on their Firefox OS.
The device would rival Google’s popular Chromecast device and Mozilla has been working on prototypes with an unknown hardware partner for the past few months.
Mostly everything remains unknown about the new device including price, availability, specs and even name.
Besides working just like Chromecast, the report states that it can actually run some Chromecast apps, as well, although it is unclear how. It looks now like Mozilla will add casting to Firefox and will also release a device that is more open to hacking and developers than Google’s dongle is. Mozilla will allow developers to build casting into apps for all operating systems, not just Android and iOS, meaning BlackBerry, Amazon and Windows Phone users could get access.
The Mozilla casting device will also reportedly come with an open bootloader, suggesting it could run other software if developed for.
An official unveiling is expected in the coming months.