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:
|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 release date for the Geeksphone Revolution.