Geeksphone details its dual-OS wielding handset, the Revolution

Geeksphone details its dual-OS wielding handset, the Revolution

Spanish smartphone manufacturer Geeksphone has published the first product images of its dual-OS capable smartphone, the Revolution. It's a fairly nice looking slab of glass and plastic. Also, there are more details on how the novelty Android/Firefox OS-running smartphone is going to switch between its two operating systems. 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.

If anyone's wondering why Geeksphone is using the "Boot2Gekko" brand instead of Firefox, while the browser's iconic logo is nowhere to be found on the webpage or handset itself, here's why. The name Firefox OS, and the Firefox logo are trademarked by Mozilla and cannot be licensed for use by independent manufacturers. When a license procedure becomes available, Geeksphone will obtain the right to use them. Meanwhile, the core functionality is the same as that of Firefox OS. It all boils down to a brand issue.

The Geeksphone Revolution's full spec sheet is also revealed. It looks as follows:

Screen Size4.7"
Display TechnologyIPS LCD
Touch Screen TechnologyMulti-touch
ProcessorDual-core Intel® Atom™ processor Z2560 with up to 1.6GHz
MicroSD support, Up to 32GB
System I/O3.5φ Audio Jack, Micro USB
SensorsG‐Sensor + E‐Compass + Light/Proximity Sensor
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth Class 3.0
Sensor size main camera8 Mpx
Type of camera flashFlash LED
Sensor size front camera2 Mpx
Video1080p @ 30fps
EnergyBattery: 2000 mAh.
Data networkHSPA/WCDMA: 2100/1900/900/850 MHz
GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
HSDPA up to 21Mbps, HSUPA up to 5.76Mbps
GPRS Class 12 / EDGE Class 12

There is still no pricing or release date for the Geeksphone Revolution.

source: Geeksphone



1. AppleHateBoy unregistered

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

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

4. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

6. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

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

3. ryan5609

Posts: 107; Member since: Nov 01, 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.

5. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 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.

7. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

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

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