Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Geeksphone is creating yet another Firefox OS powered smartphone, called Geeksphone Revolution. The hardware specs have been leaked one by one to the press, the full list becoming available this morning.
Actually, Geeksphone Revolution comes with Android pre-installed, but the users can easily get Firefox OS on it (Boot2Gecko) via the OTA updates (Over The Air).
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.