Just a few days ago at MWC, Sony announced that it to would be throwing its hat in the ring of Firefox OS device makers. Today, Sony is making good on that announcement by releasing an experimental ROM for its Xperia E smartphone. The new ROM solidifies Sony’s commitment to the new HTML-5 based OS. The Xperia E is a natural choice for the ROM, as it is a lower end smartphone, as are other Firefox OS phones such as the Alcatel One Touch Fire and the ZTE Open.
“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 Communications
So if you’re an adventurous tinkerer who is curious about the new Firefox OS, check out the developers portal which will point you in the direction of modding your phone. The ROM, although having the blessing of Sony, still carries with it the downsides of flashing any custom ROM. Users will still get the warning messages about voiding their warranties when unlocking the bootloader.
Have you tried installing the Firefox OS ROM? How is it? We’d love to know.