Hello Firefox OS Enthusiasts. The Geeksphone Revolution will be available for online ordering, starting with the 20th of February, for about €289.
Despite the fact that Geeksphone Revolution comes with Android by default, the users will be able to easily switch to Firefox OS or any other community based open-source OS, via the Geeksphone 1 Click OTA (Over The Air) support.
Also worth mentioning: The Geeksphone Revolution will be presented at the MWC 2014, which takes place in Barcelona, between the 24th and the 27th of February. Also, a new Firefox OS based smartphone from Alcatel will be demoed at MWC 2014.
Hardware specs of Geeksphone Revolution:
- Display: 4.7 inch, IPS LCD Multi-touch
- Processor: 1.6 GHz Dual Core Intel Atom Z2560
- Storage: 4 GB
- RAM Memory: 1 GB
- Ports: 3.5 Audio Jack, Micro USB
- Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
- GPS: AGPS
- Camera: 8 MPX main camera, Flash LED, 2 MPX Front Camera, Video Recording at 1080p @ 30fps
- Battery: 2000 mAh.
It looks like Firefox OS is doing quite well. For now, we know for sure that 2014 will bring ZTE Open C and ZTE Open II, the next two Firefox OS based smartphones developed by the Chinese manufacturer, and a new Firefox OS smartphone from Alcatel (and Geeksphone Revolution). Also, Mozilla and Foxconn are working together in order to release the first tablets using Firefox OS by default.
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.
While Firefox OS has been experimentally ported to the Google Nexus 7 tablet, Mozilla has teamed up with Foxconn and VIA Technologies, in order to release Firefox OS based tablets.