Today Sony continued the Firefox OS evaluation started last year by submitting a widget-like functionality (we call it “gadgets”), which allows easy interaction with applications from the home screen. It is now uploaded to Bugzilla, where the Firefox OS community will evaluate and discuss if and how to integrate this functionality into Firefox OS. Note that it’s still work in progress and you can influence how it will look like in the end.
Earlier this week, Sony and Telefónica announced in a joint press release that we are evaluating the Firefox operating system for mobile phones. To show you our current progress, we now also provide an experimental version of the Firefox OS software for Xperia™ E, so that advanced developers can try it out and so that we can get valuable community feedback. In this article, we give you the background of Firefox OS, instructions how to flash Firefox OS on Xperia™ E, as well as an introduction to how to start developing applications for Firefox OS.
Imagine that you would be able to write joint tweets with a friend, on his or her connected TV, with your friend using a tablet to start writing the tweet, and you adding a link and some hash tags from your smartphone to the same tweet before you publish it. Imagine yourself playing games together using different devices but playing the same game at the same time. Imagine a friend joining the game remotely, on a yet another device such as a desktop computer. All this are visions imagined by the researchers in the EU-funded collaborative* research project called webinos. Read on as Claes Nilsson, researcher at Sony and member of the project, explains more.
This will be a conference full of interesting topics in the web developer area with a lot of skilled speakers. If you are able to be in Stockholm these days go ahead and sign up for the event. On the second day two of my colleagues will take you through an technical session called “The phone in the cloud – utilizing resources hosted anywhere” Presented by Claes Nilsson and Thomas Bailey. Here is a short Summary of the content for the session:
Sony Ericsson is actively working with evolving web standards and developing supporting technologies to shape and build future applications and services. In this technical session we will share and explore some of our ideas and thinking including
- Review of the web standards that Sony Ericsson is actively working with and why we think they are important
- Overview of the Sony Ericsson WebSDK and where we are planning to take it
- Demo of a prototype concept using web services locally upon the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X10
To read more and to sign up! http://www.swdc-central.com/swdc2010/index.html