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

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.

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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Xperia E
  • Display 3.5" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.3h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

1. SonyFan

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Sony = Best Developers but better they should work on android

2. Assa7inKing

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

Hmmm GOOD...

3. erick01

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 10, 2012

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

5. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 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

4. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Looks more like a new launcher!

6. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Sony Windows Phones please....

7. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Good deal SONY....

8. Kalevro

Posts: 56; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

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

9. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Why not Ubuntu??

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