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Sony has Firefox OS device in the works

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Sony has Firefox OS device in the works - read the full textSony has revealed plans to launch a Firefox-powered device in 2014. Bob Ishida - the company's deputy CEO confirmed that Sony engineers are currently working with Firefox OS Mobile and HTML 5 evolving technologies, which show great potential. The news broke during a Sony and Telefonica...


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How about Sony will make its own OS for its bigtime smartphones, tablets, laptops etc. and leave Android OS forever? Since they have their owned well-known TradeMarks such as WALKMAN, CYBERSHOT, BRAVIA, PlayStation, and a lot more...they have also their own Market for about that? Maybe that's a big leap for Sony Industry...and a big "BOOM" to its competitors!.....MAKE.BELIEVE

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  • 2013-05-27 09:03
  • v0qJ

Sony rocks! They have been learning their lessons. They have a few premium phones for 2013. Xperia Z is just the begining. Firefox OS will be in their entry level phones. They may also release a windows phone. Now Im hoping that they release a windows 8 in the xperia z tablet body. I will buy it

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  • 2013-03-02 06:24
  • uQ5$

Sony can make firefox but i guess it's sort of dependent on cloud-based apps. Not good for places where data plan is expensive. Android is the best for now. Maybe windows phone also? And they should make more waterproof phones but pls make really good camera on phones. The exmor thingy is getting abused and will not do any good for the trademark.

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  • 2013-03-02 05:57
  • uQ5W

Why so many anonymous here and there? Is he paid for so many posts? He is so lucky being so free.

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  • 2013-03-02 05:53
  • uQ5}

Sony should also have windows. And nake less boxier designs as they are difficult to handle

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  • 2013-03-02 05:51
  • uQ5@

hi, all brands vertu no refral os divice and commitment

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  • 2013-02-28 20:04
  • 9yS%

> In reply to Jeff Badua @ 2013-02-28 17:57 from Kiev - click to readYeah and feel free to visit his FB profile,

scratched simcard, defective contacts.. ahahah. He is incredible. I apologize on behalf of the Philippines, thers just nothing to do about people like that, they come in all sizes and shapes and from any country.

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  • 2013-02-28 18:17
  • m7KR

> In reply to Badjstar @ 2013-02-26 03:46 from uRJw - click to readHey JEFF BADUA from Isabela, Philippines. You are super dense,

"Then I noted that the SIMS get scratched after taking them out and wonder if the contacts have some manufacturing defect."

Seriously, you are dense...

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  • 2013-02-28 18:13
  • m7KR

> In reply to Badjstar @ 2013-02-26 03:46 from uRJw - click to readGuess what?

This is the guy. He even posted this on SONY Facebook page. Seems like he already flooded every SONY related articles with his dissapointment.

Check this out guys:

He even posted the same comment on XPERIA Z page on GSMA:

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  • 2013-02-28 17:57
  • Kiev

> In reply to JingXiang Lim @ 2013-02-28 16:52 from sF{3 - click to read4 those hu cant go in 2 the link~
Dis is the working link~

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  • 2013-02-28 17:13
  • sF{3

Any phone dare 2 take the challenge?
Retina display?
Ultra Pixel?
All abv will b rubbish compare 2 SONY Xperia Z...=]

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  • 2013-02-28 16:52
  • sF{3

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-27 10:49 from IWb} - click to readLol. It's not a replacement for Android. Look at it, it need years and years to grow into a full smartphone os. But it's exactly what I want for a low end phone, it's like a feature phone replacement. The html5 app platform is genius and I believe Android will soon support those apps as well.

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  • 2013-02-27 13:09
  • m7KR

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-27 09:10 from vxrD - click to readThat guy is" from China with no clue". I also had n95 8gb and it didn't do crap except eating the battery in no time at all. What a useless brick.

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  • 2013-02-27 13:04
  • m7KR

Looks like all is not well in Android land. ZTE and now Sony having Firefox OS announcements, and Google boss calling Samsung a threat to Android. Android fanboys kept denying, but now the truth is revealing itself:

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  • 2013-02-27 10:49
  • IWb}

> In reply to FromChinaWithHeart @ 2013-02-27 00:10 from RbqD - click to readStrange then that xperia U been the undisputed champ in budget dual core Android. I think you don't know anything about xperia. Or about Sony. Or about much else. How can WP8 be an alternative to an open html5 based system? So clueless you are.

Plus, WP8 is gonna flop, the unstable behavior makes it useless even for business users, freeze and shutdowns may be fun for you but it's not a desired feature for most buyers.

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  • 2013-02-27 10:33
  • m7KR

> In reply to FromChinaWithHeart @ 2013-02-26 22:45 from RbqD - click to readAnd WP7.8 was made by MS flops.

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  • 2013-02-27 09:10
  • vxrD

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-26 15:57 from m7KR - click to readYou do know that it's Sony right? The damned about Sony is that they don't sell their stuff cheap. So, how much is this phone gonna be to be considering as a budget phone? And if I'm not mistaking that Sony already has some low end cheap android phones that selling directly from their website [ Sony dot com US ] and its a unlocked phone too. It's around 169.99 and if its on sell its 149.99. So, here's the next question, how much is Sony gonna sell this smartphone for? Lessons than 100bucks? Or 50bucks? If no, then it's failed. P.S. isn't Nokia just deliver 2 cheap wp 8 phones from the lumia line last week? The 520 its less than 200bucks as gsma said.

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  • 2013-02-27 00:10
  • RbqD

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-26 10:08 from v0qJ - click to readFlop eh! You're funny. I use to own a N95 8GB, I don't remember not being able to done what I want and what I need with it. It can do and done everything that I need and anything that I want as what a phone for. And hey, I said I wanted to [ TRY ] not to ditch anything. Also do remember apple was never a phone maker or cellphone OS maker and then their created iOS and now millions of sheet following them, so if apple able to deliver. MS can too. A big Guy behind WP 8 is MS, you think that they will let it die?

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  • 2013-02-26 22:45
  • RbqD

> In reply to tee.jay @ 2013-02-26 10:27 from ut{4 - click to readJoke of the day eh! You're funny. Why force yourself to use only one OS or device. It's always okay to try different stuff. I've used ios, android and old Symbian and I would love to try a WP 8 device from Nokia. I guess you can say I have a thing for Nokia cause my first phone is the Nokia N95 8GB. So now tell me, how's that a joke of the day when I got SSGS 3 but wanted to try a lumia?

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  • 2013-02-26 22:29
  • RbqD

> In reply to Ubuntu Takeover @ 2013-02-26 18:39 from RbqJ - click to readNo one is living android...
Sony always said they had alternatives and do you remember they even had a WWP7 prototype.
Firefox OS seems to need less specs so probably it's better suited for low end phones than android.
Just that.

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  • 2013-02-26 21:14
  • nwgL

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