Upcoming Smartphone From Geeksphone Dual-Boots Android And Firefox OS
We haven’t seen much in the way of the Firefox mobile OS yet, but it has made it’s way onto at least a few devices so far. Geeksphone was the first company put out a device sporting the new OS, and it has brought back the mobile operating system for another run on a new device. Only this time the Firefox OS isn’t alone. This new phone from Geeksphone will actually be Dual-Booting the Firefox OS and Android, so you can have two beloved options all in one device, wrapped up neatly in a fairly affordable package. Having a Dual-Booting device sounds pretty cool to us, but unfortunately the smartphone is launching in Europe only at this point, and is slated for a release later this month on February 20th. If you live in an area that will see the device become available to you, you’ll be able to grab one for €289 or if you adopt the device early on you have a chance at getting €20 off. The price of the phone in euros equates to about $395 US dollars. It doesn’t sound so affordable when you convert the price for would be owners stateside.
The Revolution, as the phone is called, will be sporting some mid grade level specs and hardware, and comes powered with dual-core Intel chip clocked at 1.6GHz. That’s not terrible, but many phones have the quad-core processors now so when compared to something like the Nexus 4 which is older, the processing power is considerably less. Having all the processing power you can get might come in handy for something that can Dual-Boot, but a dual-core should do just fine. The phone comes with only 1GB of RAM, which again isn’t as much as some of the current phones have, but perhaps 1GB of RAM is all the Revolution needs. On board storage is where the improvement could be, as it only packs 4GB for use. Thankfully though, Geeksphone has given it a microSD card slot so you can at least expand on the internal storage that comes with the phone if you need to. Rounding out the features are an 8MP rear camera for photos and a 1.3MP front camera for video chat, which should look nice on the 4.7-inch qHD display, and the battery packs 2,000mAh of juice. Since this is the first iteration of the Firefox OS, there won’t be any worry about having the most up to date version, but when it comes to Android it’ll be running Jelly Bean. So you won’t be completely up to date there, but all things considered, you can do much worse for the price that the Revolution costs.
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