Geeksphone Revolution Adding CyanogenMod 11 and Getting a Price Cut

April 28, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

You may have heard of Geeksphone in the past, but they typically make clones of flagship devices. In fact, they cloned the HTC One M8 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 pretty quickly. Now the Geeksphone Revolution is a smartphone that runs two different operating systems. It runs both Android and Firefox OS. But up until today, it ran a stock version of Android. Today, however, it is getting CyanogenMod 11, and Android 4.4.2. So that it will be on the latest version of Android, thanks to some help from Cyanogen Inc. It’s also dropping in price to â‚¬199, which is â‚¬40 cheaper than it was already. So not a huge price drop, but definitely noticeable. If you’ve wanted to try out Firefox OS, this is a good device to try it out on. The full press release from Geeksphone is at the bottom of this post. 

Geeksphone isn’t really available here in the US, mainly because of carrier compatibility. Their phones would only work on AT&T and T-Mobile, as well as their MVNO’s. But on top of that, they may or may not work on their LTE networks, based on the radios that are inside of them. How many of you have thought about picking up a Geeksphone Revolution lately?

Madrid, April 28, 2014-. The Spanish company Geeksphone, a pioneer in the design and manufacture of new generation smartphones, is finalizing updates related to its Geeksphone ‘Revolution’ terminal. In the upcoming days it will incorporate Android 4.4 Kit Kat and CyanogenMod 11, a new and more stable modification of Android 4.4 operating system, which offers more freedom to the user.

According to Antutu Benchmark, an application that measures device performances, Geeksphone ‘Revolution’ gets a score of 19,964, which makes it a leader in its segment. Furthermore, the performance of this device is significantly higher than the average of CPUs ARM quadcore equipped terminals, while battery life has an average of 3 days of normal use with FXOS (Boot2Gecko Mozilla) operating system. Geeksphone also announces today the compatibility with the future version of the FXOS 2.0 operating system, which will soon be available as beta.

All this at a very competitive price: 199 euros (164 euros excl. VAT). Thus, the Spanish company reaffirms its commitment to fans of technology and innovation, offering a high-end terminal to all pockets.

Moreover, the new device features 1.6GHz Intel® Atomâ„¢ Z2560, with Intel ® Hyper-Threading technology processor, capable of delivering advanced multi-tasking capabilities, higher performance and longer battery life. In addition, besides being a powerful device, its most innovative feature is the ability for users to alternate their operating system without voiding the warranty.

Rodrigo Silva-Ramos claims that “Geeksphone’s philosophy has always consisted in giving maximum possible freedom to users, who ask for it every day. Therefore, we keep on innovating and offering the best solutions as in the case of the Geeksphone ‘Revolution’, a fully revolutionary device with the latest versions of the different mobile operating systems available. Besides, I am glad to announce that we are working with other open operating systems. ” The terminal is available at the company’s online store and at major European Amazon stores.