Chromecast competitor Matchstick postponed because of new hardware




The release of Matchstick, a competitor of the Chromecast based on Firefox OS will not be released this month but only comes in August. This has to do with the choice of a faster processor, in order to make possible, among other things Netflix support.

The news was on the Kickstarter page announced . Initially, the HDMI stick had this month to be shipped to the people who have supported the project, but have let the makers know they need more time. There namely more applications for Matchstick, such as support for DRM and Netflix. This ensures that the dual core Rockchip-soc originally should have been built is no longer sufficient: instead it is a quad-core SOC uses an unspecified type of extra power.

In addition to a faster processor is also working on improving the WiFi reception. Also need to be made more hot content providers by DRM support to support the Matchstick. In the coming months to make known the makers more information about the support of streaming services. Despite improved hardware backers need not have to pay. They have to wait until August: expected to be improved Matchstick then ready to be delivered.

The Matchstick is similar in functionality to the Chromecast Google and in September announced . Soon the device was funded by a Kickstarter campaign. Mozilla Firefox OS contributes to the software.


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