Google’s Chromecast dongle has been quite popular among the masses, largely due to its pricing. And it seems like Mozilla wants to leverage some of the demand by launching an HDMI dongle of its own. GigaOM has managed to access images of this dongle, showing a white colored unit, quite similar to the Chromecast.
But given that it will be running Firefox OS out of the box, things will be substantially different as far as functionality is concerned. It is said that the device will be capable of running Android apps in addition to the slowly building library of Firefox OS applications. So essentially, this Mozilla dongle will be more developer friendly than the Chromecast.
Bear in mind that this is still a leak, so there’s no proper confirmation yet. But leaks like these are usually an indication of what’s to come in the future. There’s no word on the exact availability date of this dongle, but we don’t think it’s too far away. You can check out a video showing the functioning of this Firefox OS based HDMI dongle below.