Sony Releases Experimental Firefox OS ROM For The Xperia E

By 11:12 Thu, 15 Jul 2021 Comments

Sony announced that it’s considering launching a Firefox Operating System (OS) phone next year and today released an experimental Read-Only Memory (ROM) to run the recent Mozilla-made Operating System (OS) on the Sony Xperia E. This will give app developers a chance to evaluate the platform and give Sony valuable feedback.

In case you’re wondering why the company picked the Xperia E and not a more powerful phone, the respond is pretty simple – Firefox Operating System (OS) will taracquire the very low discontinue of smartphones. The E has almost the exact same specs as the ZTE Open and Alcatel OT Fire, the first two Firefox phones that were announced at the MWC.

Anyway, the Read-Only Memory (ROM) is not intended for daily utilize – there’s no wireless connectivity of any kind as the software has not passed certification and the touchclassy screen and the microSD card might not work all too well.

The Sony Developer Blog has details on how to flash the ROM, the architecture of Firefox Operating System (OS) and how to develop apps for it.




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