Mozilla says it isn't working on a Firefox TV dongle

Mozilla isn't working on a TV dongle hardware despite worker tweeting a pic of one.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Mon, Jun 23 2014 12:00 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

A tweet from a developer evangelist at Mozilla named Christian Heilmann sparked some debate recently. In the photo, Heilmann is holding a TV dongle that looks like a small flash drive similar to the Chromecast device from Google.

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Along with the image, Heilmann wrote "A fully open TV casting prototype device running #FirefoxOS. Open boot loader and all." Since Heilmann works for Mozilla, many assumed that Mozilla was working on their own TV dongle. Mozilla has now stepped up and said it has nothing to do with this project, but admits that a partner might.

It's sounding more and more like Heilmann had his hands-on a prototype device and posted a pic of it to twitter. Mozilla said, "This is not a Mozilla project, and we do not make devices. Firefox OS is an open platform freely available for any company to build on without restrictions. This means companies can experiment with different form factors that run Firefox OS."

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Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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