Hello Firefox OS Enthusiasts. Geeksphone, the Spanish mobile phone manufacturer has announced their next high-end Firefox OS based smartphone, called Geeksphone Revolution a while ago. Now, the full specification list has been made available.
Among others, Geeksphone Revolution will be having an 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor Z2560 with Hyper-Threading enabled (the same processor used for Dell Venue 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1), 4.7 inch IPS qHD touchscreen, 2000 mAh battery, 8 megapixel back camera with flash and support for HD video recording and microSD slot, released with Firefox OS as default, of course. For now, there isn’t any information about the RAM memory and internal storage.
Also, the price is hidden for now, but since it is a Firefox OS phone, it can’t be too expensive. Most probably, Geeksphone Revolution will be released in Europa in the first quarter of 2014.
Since it will be released with support for both Android and Firefox OS, the advanced users may dual-boot the two systems.
For those who don’t know yet, Firefox OS is a new Linux based mobile operating system, built by using the new HTML5 technology by the Mozilla developers. For now, it is used as default on smartphones with modest hardware specs, developed by LG, ZTE, Alcatel and Geeksphone. The next Firefox OS based phone will be Huawei Ascend Y300II, which has better hardware specs than all the existing smartphones using Mozilla’s OS. It has been also ported experimentally on the Google Nexus 7 tablet, but there are some apps that don’t work yet.
Also, there are rumors that Tizen and Firefox OS will unify, in order to have more chances to become important Android and iOS competitors.