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Mozilla Is Working On a Firefox OS-powered Streaming Stick 89

SmartAboutThings writes: Mozilla took the world by surprise when it announced that it was developing a Firefox operating system that would be used for mobile phones, particularly in developing markets. Such devices have already arrived, but they aren't the only targets for the new operating. According to a report from GigaOM, Mozilla is currently working on a secretive project to develop a Chromecast-like media streaming stick powered by Firefox-OS. Mozilla's Christian Heilmann shared a picture of a prototype.
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Mozilla Is Working On a Firefox OS-powered Streaming Stick

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  • by asa ( 33102 ) <> on Saturday June 21, 2014 @12:47PM (#47288955) Homepage

    Mozilla doesn't build hardware. We make software, including Firefox OS. Firefox OS is a completely open platform freely available for any company to build on top of without restriction. There are dozens of companies building Firefox OS-based products today and there will be more tomorrow, covering mobile phones, tablets, TVs, set top boxes, game consoles, streaming dongles, wearables, and more. Some of those companies are working directly with Mozilla and others are taking the code and running with it on their own.

  • Re: Chromecast-like? (Score:3, Informative)

    by Champion3 ( 599877 ) on Saturday June 21, 2014 @01:49PM (#47289193)
    Because those other browsers didn't have a huge extension ecosystem to contend with. Are you going to go and tell every extension author, big or small, new or old, maintained or not, that they need to rewrite their add on to work with electrolysis? No, you have to make e10s seamlessly compatible with the legacy, single-threaded APIs that those extensions use. That's hard.

Promising costs nothing, it's the delivering that kills you.