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Sony to make Firefox OS ROM available for Sony Xperia E owners

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Sony to make Firefox OS ROM available for Sony Xperia E owners
In a bid to get valuable feedback to improve the software, Sony is offering to make a Firefox OS ROM available to developers and others with the Sony Xperia E. It turns out that the low-end Android powered device has specs that almost perfectly match the Keon developer device used by developers to work with the new open, web-based operating system.

Breaking down Firefox OS

Breaking down Firefox OS

Sony warns that the Firefox OS software is not ready for everyday use. There is also no radio connectivity, since it has yet to be certified for such activity, and phone calls can not be made or received. The SD card reader is unstable and the touch sensitivity on the screen has not been calibrated. But as a web based OS, there already is a well developed ecosystem for apps, which is obviously important for developers.

This might not be unprecedented, but it is unusual. If you own the Sony Xperia E and have an interest in the Firefox OS, click on the sourcelink.

source: Sony, TheVerge via Engadget

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posted on 27 Feb 2013, 13:16 12

1. SonyFan (Posts: 22; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


Sony = Best Developers
but better they should work on android

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 14:34

2. Assa7inKing (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


Hmmm GOOD...

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 16:30

3. erick01 (Posts: 19; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)


Would the Firefox OS be comparable to Android? Would it be better? Would it be worse? Please, may someone clarify this?

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 00:53 1

5. bipinm (Posts: 122; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


FFOS is for Low End Phones..So NO,its not comparable with android...
FFOS needs low power Processor and less Ram...

Good thing that Sony is looking for other options...
Sony is the best

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 21:47 3

4. rihel_95 (Posts: 216; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Looks more like a new launcher!

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 00:59 1

6. jsdechavez (Posts: 706; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Sony Windows Phones please....

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 01:15

7. Rexperia (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


Good deal SONY....

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 01:42

8. Kalevro (Posts: 56; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


I know this already. Could you keep up with the other sites?

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 02:01

9. dil2abu (Posts: 191; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Why not Ubuntu??

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