Over the weekend KDDI and Mozilla unveiled their new “Open Web Board” development board and mini PC that is cable of running Mozilla’s Firefox OS operating system.
The new Open Web Board mini PC has been designed to make it easier for developers to create applications for Firefox OS and has been created in a similar style to that of a HDTV stick.
The new Mozilla mini PC was unveiled with a new software called Gluin and both new products were showcased at the Mozilla Open Web Day in Tokyo over the weekend on October 5th 2014.
Earlier this month Mozilla also unveiled a new TV stick they have created called the Matchstick to compete against the likes of Google’s Chromecast media streaming dongle. The Matchstick which is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding websites and blasted past it goal of $100,000 in just one day.
The Matchstick is powered by a Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, and although no specifications have been released as yet for the new Open Web Board development board, it wouldn’t be a surprise if that too is powered by the same processor. The Open Web Board is also fitted with Bluetooth low energy connectivity and includes support for ZigBee wireless communications protocol.
Unfortunately no detailed specifications, pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet, but as soon as more information comes to light we will keep you updated as always. For additional information on the new KDDI and Mozilla created development board jump over to the KDDI website for details.