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Sony's Xperia E gets experimental Firefox OS ROM

Sony releases "experimental" Firefox OS ROM for Xperia E.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Wed, Feb 27 2013 2:30 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:24 PM CST

When Sony announced that it would stand behind Mozilla's HTML 5-based FireFox OS, the tech world was somewhat shocked. Now two days later, the company has released the first experimental Firefox OS ROM for the Xperia E.

Sony's Xperia E gets experimental Firefox OS ROM | TweakTown.com

In a statement, Mozilla said that it is ready to begin the initial experiments on Firefox OS and wants the help of the community. They are looking for feedback in addition to allowing developers and early adopters to get on-board for testing and app creation.

The Xperia E is the only Sony device that will support the freshly released ROM, however, Sony has stated that other Xperia smartphones will get the option to upgrade to the OS over time. To flash the ROM you will need an unlocked Xperia E. Sony is providing a flash tool to aid in the install process and help prevent bricking. You can pick up the flash tool at Source #2 below.

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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