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February 28, 2013

Sony demos an Xperia E running on Firefox OS

Soon after announcing their plans of integrating Mozilla’s HTML5-based platform on some of their upcoming handsets, Sony has ported the Firefox OS to Xperia E looking to get “valuable community feedback” from developers.

sony xperia e firefox os

Sony’s decision to use this handset instead of their other better spec’d smartphone is based on the fact that Xperia E’s configuration closely resembles the first two handsets (Alcatel One Toch Fire and ZTE Fire) that bears the open source platform. These are the kind of handsets that Mozilla is looking to bank on initially as they establish their place in the OS wars.

Here’s a short demo of the Xperia E running on Mozilla Firefox OS:

Along with this demo, Sony also included a detailed instruction on how to port the platform to the handset. If you own an unlocked Xperia E and know a thing or two about tinkering with your OS, you can head over to the source link below to try out the OS for yourself. Bear in mind though that the downloadable OS in the instruction isn’t complete, therefore it has a lot of loopholes such as the lack any wireless connectivity (Data and/or WiFi).

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4 Responses to “Sony demos an Xperia E running on Firefox OS”

  1. Erickson says:

    Looks like Android with different user interface.

  2. Justin says:

    [after watching the demo] Woooooooowww… I am soooo amazed…. Zzzzzzzz……

  3. girlaloo says:

    How Interesting. Hope Sony sees how wonderful Jolla’s Sailfish is as of this time.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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