Experimental Firefox OS software for Xperia™ E available for developers

March 7, 2013 in Firefox OS, News, ROM by admin

Earlier this week, Sony and Telefónica announced in a joint press release that we are evaluating the Firefox operating system for mobile phones. To show you our current progress, we now also provide an experimental version of the Firefox OS software for Xperia™ E, so that advanced developers can try it out and so that we can get valuable community feedback. In this article, we give you the background of Firefox OS, instructions how to flash Firefox OS on Xperia™ E, as well as an introduction to how to start developing applications for Firefox OS.

Firefox OS is a new mobile operating system built entirely upon open web standards, and Sony is interested in exploring this technology with Telefónica to help bring the power of the web to mobile. This sentiment is further expressed by Bob Ishida, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of Products Business Group at Sony Mobile Communications, who says:

“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.”

Now we’re ready to share our initial experiments on Firefox OS with the tech community, to get valuable feedback. More importantly, we want to reach out to the application community and support the early adopters who can start to develop applications for Firefox OS. Therefore, Sony experts Andreas Sandblad and Per Åstrand have put to together an experimental Firefox OS ROM for you to flash on Xperia™ E.
This software is not intended for daily use, and several important limitations apply. You can read more about this in the section “How to flash Firefox OS on Xperia™ E” below, but first Anders Isberg, Web Researcher from Sony, will introduce you to the Firefox OS.

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