Geeksphone details its dual-OS wielding handset, the Revolution
Spanish smartphone manufacturerGeeksphone has published the first product images of its dual-OScapable smartphone, the Revolution. It's a fairly nice looking slabof glass and plastic. Also, there are more details on how the noveltyAndroid/Firefox OS-running smartphone is going to switch between itstwo operating systems. The device will feature Geeksphone'sproprietary MultiOS technology which the company describes as a"1-click OTA system". The Revolution runs Android bydefault, but the user can "seamlessly" switch to Firefox OSor an alternative via a "user-friendly graphical interface".Apparently, the phone is not restricted to running only Mozilla'smobile platform alongside Google's.
If anyone's wondering why Geeksphone isusing the "Boot2Gekko" brand instead of Firefox, while thebrowser's iconic logo is nowhere to be found on the webpage orhandset itself, here's why. Thename Firefox OS, and the Firefox logo are trademarked by Mozillaand cannot be licensed for use by independent manufacturers. When alicense procedure becomes available, Geeksphone will obtain the rightto use them. Meanwhile, the core functionality is the same as that ofFirefox OS. It all boils down to a brand issue.
The Geeksphone Revolution's full specsheet is also revealed. It looks as follows:
|Display Technology||IPS LCD|
|Touch Screen Technology||Multi-touch|
|Processor||Dual-core Intel® Atom™ processor Z2560 with up to 1.6GHz|
|Memory||4GB EMMC + 1GB LPDDR2|
MicroSD support, Up to 32GB
|System I/O||3.5φ Audio Jack, Micro USB|
|Sensors||G‐Sensor + E‐Compass + Light/Proximity Sensor|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth Class 3.0|
|Sensor size main camera||8 Mpx|
|Type of camera flash||Flash LED|
|Sensor size front camera||2 Mpx|
|Video||1080p @ 30fps|
|Energy||Battery: 2000 mAh.|
|Data network||HSPA/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 releasedate for the Geeksphone Revolution.