The Geeksphone Revolution, the world’s first smartphone that runs both Android and Firefox OS, is now available for purchase from the Spanish manufacturer. The handset costs just €222 ($304), and Geeksphone is offering worldwide shipping.
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We’ve been expecting a price tag and launch date for the Geeksphone Revolution for a while now, and today we finally got them. The world’s first dual-booting handset, which runs both Android and Firefox OS, will go on sale next Thursday, February 20, priced at €289 ($395).
Mozilla’s Linux based open-source operating system — Firefox OS — has met with relatively lukewarm response from the community. Initial Firefox OS running handsets have been released by relatively unknown OEMs and the immature nature of the OS has not helped much.
The open-nature of the OS makes it perfect for porting it to existing Android devices as evident from the ports for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and the HTC One.
Mozilla may have its own Firefox OS smartphone platform now, but that hasn’t stopped it from teaming up with EverythingMe to develop a new Firefox Launcher for Android. Its aim is to make it easy for you to “discover the content you want in any moment,” and it seamlessly integrates with the Firefox web browser for Android.
Geeksphone, the Spanish smartphone startup behind the world’s first Firefox OS smartphones, has revealed more about its up-coming Revolution handset ahead of its February 14 launch.
Of course, its main selling point is its ability to dual-boot both Android and Firefox OS, but the handset also offers a 4.7-inch qHD display, an Intel Atom processor, and an 8-megapixel camera capable of shooting 1080p video.
Spanish smartphone maker Geeksphone announced the world’s first smartphone with the ability to dual-boot Android and Firefox OS last November, and two months later, we get to see what the Geeksphone Revolution looks like — thanks to these leaked photos.
Spanish mobile operator Telefonica has partnered with Microsoft in a bid to boost Windows Phone 8 adoption. The two companies plan to launch an “enhanced marketing effort” that will fight back against “the current duopoly” of Android and iOS.
Have you been itching to become one of the first adopters of a Firefox OS smartphone? Then go grab your credit card, because the first Firefox OS smartphones go on sale today. Starting at $119 SIM-free, the Geeksphone duo are really aimed at Firefox OS developers who want to start building apps for the platform.
But you don’t have to be a developer to bag one, and Geeksphone is willing to ship all over the world.
Many questioned whether Sony was really committed to Mozilla’s Firefox OS this week when the company announced it had “an ambition” to launch its first Firefox OS smartphones in 2014. But to prove it is getting behind the new platform, the Japanese company has released an experimental Firefox OS ROM for the Xperia E, which anyone can download and install on their device — providing they have the know-how.
Yesterday we showed you the ZTE Open, the first entry-level smartphone running Mozilla’s new Firefox OS. Other companies, like Sony, are planning to release Firefox OS phones as well. Mozilla has been trying to get the word out at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
During a recent talk at MWC, Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs touted Firefox OS as a new platform to disrupt Android and Apple’s hold on the industry.