Sony to launch Firefox OS smartphone based on the Xperia E in India
The Mobile Indian (via Ibnlive) is reporting that Sony is set to launch new handsets in India running Mozilla’s Firefox operating system in India soon.
“We are already in the process of working on a handset with the Firefox operating system for the Indian market. It will have applications and tweaks to suit the market here.” according to a Sony insider who doesn’t want to be named for obvious reasons.
At Mobile World Congress 2013, Mozilla announced its Firefox operating system for mobile phones. At the time, the company stated that it plans launch handsets based on the OS in around 18 countries of Latin America, China and Europe by the month of June.
He also shared that the handset will be based on Xperia E which has a 3.5 inch touch screen, 3.2 megapixel autofocus rear camera, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage, 32 GB of expandable storage slot, DLNA etc. The Firefox OS based Xperia E is expected to have all the features of the Android Xperia E, except the OS.
Sony has already released experimental ROM of Firefox OS for Xperia E. The ROM can be installed by developers and enthusiasts, and Sony wants to gauge the progress made by the Firefox OS, get feedback from developers, and reach out to them so that they can start developing applications for the OS.