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Firefox OS could live on to power tablets, keyboards and TV sticks

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Earlier this month Mozilla announced it was killing the Firefox OS for smartphones, but the foundation may still have designs on powering other devices.

Judging by leaked documents, the firm has at least outlined ideas for Firefox OS to feature within tablets, TV sticks, keyboards, and web routers.

The so-called Firefox Pad would be a 10-inch slate dedicated to browsing the web. It’d only feature the browser, and focus on simplicity, privacy and safety. There’d be no app store, just “progressive web apps” with automatic updates.

Next up is a device called Firefox Pi, which is effectively a Raspberry Pi running the Firefox OS, built into a keyboard accessory with a trackpad, meaning you can plug it into any monitor.

The leaked document says it is designed for “creation, not just consumption of the web.”

There’s also a Firefox Hub running on Firefox OS designed for syncing up smart home devices and adding enhanced parental controls.

Lastly within the documents is an idea for a Firefox Stick, which turns any TV into a Smart TV. Of course the company's web-based software is already powering a small range of televisions.

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The documents were found by the Hipertextual website (via Slashgear). It’s uncertain whether the devices will ever come to fruition and when that may be.

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