Dual-Booting Geeksphone Revolution Finally Shows Its Face
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.
Although these photos, obtained by MobileGeeks, weren’t officially released by Geeksphone, the company has confirmed that the device within them is indeed the upcoming Geeksphone Revolution. It looks a little like an HTC First from the front, thanks to its round capacitive home button and dual function keys, but it offers a great deal more.
The Revolution has a 4.7-inch qHD display with a 960×540 resolution, and it’s powered by an Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz, and a 2,000mAh lithium-polymer battery.
It’s not exactly a high-end smartphone, then — it certainly won’t be competing with the Galaxy S4 or the HTC One — but Geeksphone will be hoping that it will be the handset’s functionality rather than its specifications that convince you to buy it.
The Revolution runs both Android and the new Firefox OS, and users can choose which operating system them wish to use when they start it up. It’s the world’s first smartphone with this functionality — but does anyone really want it?
Developed by Mozilla, Firefox OS was first announced last February, and to date it’s only been available on budget smartphones with entry-level specifications. As a result, it’s not really ready to compete with the likes of Android and iOS, or even Windows Phone and BlackBerry.
So, if you have a device that runs Android, why would you want it to run Firefox OS as well? Maybe Firefox OS developers, who still want to use Android as their daily driver, may be interested in the Revolution, but it’s hard to imagine who else will be.
Nevertheless, the Revolution will be available sometime this year, and it’s expected to be relatively cheap. Geeksphone has announced that it will be issues to customers who pre-ordered the Peak+ smartphone following supply chain issues in Asia that canceled the handset’s production.