Looks likes, we will soon see Sony launching open-source Firefox OS powered smartphones in India. As per the sources familiar with the company’s plan, Sony is working hard on the Firefox OS powered smartphones which will be based on Xperia E and supposed to have all the features of Android version of Xperia E. Android version of Xperia E is scheduled to be launched in the country around 3rd week of this month. It features 3.5 inch touch screen display, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 1GHz Qualcomm processor 3.2 megapixel autofocus rear camera, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal storage, 32 GB of expandable storage slot, 1500 mAh battery 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, DLNA and A-GPS.
Sony had announced its partnership with Mozilla corporation at the MWC event last month, where the Firefox operating system was also announced, and just 2-3 days after that, it showed its seriousness by launching a experimental ROM of Firefox OS for Xperia E to get feedback from pro users and reach out them so that they can start developing apps for the OS.
Apart from Sony, LG, ZTE, Huawei and Alcatel has alos partnered with the Mozilla to manufacture Firefox OS powered smartphones worldwide in coming days, although ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire, both budget smartphones featuring 1GHz processor and 256MB RAM had been announced during MWC event.
Although there is no official confirmation and also no word on exact time frame regarding its availability yet, except a speculation to see it in India after 2nd half of this year.