Sony shows it is serious about Firefox OS; releases preview ROM for Xperia E

Sony Xperia EJust a couple of days ago, we heard about Sony’s plans to develop Firefox OS smartphones in partnership with telecom operator Telefonica and now the Japanese manufacturer has come forward to show that it is actually serious about these plans.

Company has released a Firefox OS based experimental ROM for its budget smartphone Xperia E. Available for download, it is meant for advanced users and developers only, as majority of important daily use functions are currently not working.

“At Sony Mobile, we continue to evaluate innovative technologies that can help deliver the premium user experiences that Sony’s consumers expect. Our engineers are now working with Firefox OS Mobile and HTML5, evolving technologies which show great potential,” Bob Ishida, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of Products Business Group at Sony Mobile noted in a blog post.

The company has already revealed that it is planning to bring a Firefox OS smartphone next year. Here is a video showing Firefox OS on Xperia E.

You can read more on Xperia E ROM and instructions to flash it on your phone here.

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