Sony announced they will become a maker of Firefox OS devices. They are expected to ship next year. Sony’s engineers are already working on Firefox OS Mobile and HTML5 applications. Eventually, LG and Huawei who also showed interest in the web-based mobile OS will follow.
At first Firefox OS is looking to take its place in the most minimally budget oriented smartphones which is still a very profitable market. The essential first step is strong hardware partnership which the Mozilla Foundation has already secured, it seems.