Mozilla and Matchstick go Chromecast competitor Firefox OS release

Oct

31

2014

The company Matchstick, a competitor for Chromecast media player builds a successful funding campaign was launched. That means that the Firefox OS device will be released. The first Matchsticks be delivered next month.

The company Matchstick With funding campaign a total of $ 470,000 collected . That translates into approximately 372,000 euros. Initially only asked for a sum of $ 100,000. May be the first backers their HDMI stick by the successful Kickstarter campaign expected next month. This involves yet a developer version. The final version is expected in February next year.

Matchstick for the development of the media player of the same name, which in concept is similar to the Google Chrome Cast, collaborated with Mozilla. The latter has the Firefox OS operating system that is used for Matchstick. Base developed Mozilla had already announced that it will come up with such a player. The Matchstick has a Rockchip 3066-dual-core soc, 1GB RAM and 4GB of storage capacity.

Now the HDMI stick Matchstick and Mozilla is released, it is likely that these will be in stores in time. However, there is not yet announced any date for the release. The price is already known: $ 25 must be paid for Matchstick. During the Kickstarter campaign that was 18 dollars.

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