Mozilla working on a Firefox-powered clone of Google Chromecast

Mozilla working on a Firefox-powered clone of Google Chromecast

A senior Mozilla employee has revealed the web giant is working on a “TV casting prototype device” running Firefox OS. In a tweet, Mozilla principal developer evangelist Christian Heilmann showed off the prototype device, which works in a similar fashion to Google’s ChromeCast:

Heilmann then responded to early press reports, saying that the device was a “prototype” rather than a “leak”:

But later, Heilmann denied Mozilla did “secret projects” at all:

Aside from low-end smartphones, Mozilla is working on a range of devices running its Firefox OS operating system, including PCs, smart TVs and tablets. Meanwhile last week, Mozilla announced that Firefox OS apps downloaded from Mozilla Marketplace run natively on Android devices.

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