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Geeksphone details its dual-OS wielding handset, the Revolution

0. phoneArena 30 Jan 2014, 09:57 posted on

The device will feature Geeksphone's proprietary MultiOS technology which the company describes as a "1-click OTA system". The Revolution runs Android by default, but the user can "seamlessly" switch to Firefox OS or an alternative via a "user-friendly graphical interface". Apparently, the phone is not restricted to running only Mozilla's mobile platform alongside Google's...

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posted on 30 Jan 2014, 10:02 3

1. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Doesn't Geeksphone know how poor app supprt x86 has in Android ?? Why go with Intel?? Is Qualcomm dead or what??

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 10:13 1

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3217; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Qualcomm-posts-record-revenue-boosts-2014-annual-target_id52017

No. Qualcomm is definitely not dead lol.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 10:40

4. terabyteRouser (Posts: 452; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


App Support? Unless, the app is using native binaries heavily, then the app support question should not be an issue. Android apps use dex files to sort of run in its own Dalvik VM. Not dissimilar to Java apps.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 15:33 3

6. Birds (Posts: 1023; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I ain't gonna lie. How you talk about Sh!t I don't understand is sexy.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 10:33 1

3. ryan5609 (Posts: 99; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


Haven't heard much about Firefox OS lately. I know it is linux, but why not use Ubuntu. I know you can switch to basically whatever you want, but I would want Ubuntu by default. The specs look nice on paper, but will there be any issues with app compatibility. I guess ill hold my judgement till it is released.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 11:29

5. corporateJP (Posts: 1763; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Cool in concept and execution, but kind of pointless.

On a side note, these guys can expect a cease-and-desist letter for trademark infringement from LG and/or Verizon.

Peace.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 22:21

7. a_tumiwa (Posts: 295; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


what the alternative OS u would choose for this phone?
A. FireFox
B. Ubuntuh Touch
C. WebOS
D. Sailfish

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