Spanish company Geeksphone that’s one of the pioneers in releasing Firefox OS based phones will soon be releasing a new smartphone with a dual booting capability. The Geeksphone Revolution is an upcoming device of the company announced late last year that allows consumers to use either Android or Mozilla’s open source OS.
Just recently photos of this device have surfaced online showing what it looks like. The design is quite clean and minimalistic and reminds us of the Moto G or Moto X models. On the front, the screen does not show us its user interface which is useful in providing additional information. On the backside there is a speaker grill, camera, and flash.
The company’s website describes this device as “The Revolution is as powerful as not many are, but also a first-of-its-kind. Geeksphone MultiOS technology allows you to choose your operating system. Starting with Google Android operating system, you can seamlessly switch to Boot2Gecko by Mozilla, or any other community-supported flavor of an OS. You choose, and we will keep you updated thanks to our 1-click OTA system.”
The Geeksphone Revolution uses an Intel Atom Z2560 1.6 GHz processor. This is a SoC (System on Chip) solution based on the x86 architecture designed to be used by smartphones and tablets. The device uses a 4.7 inch IPS qHD display with a resolution of 960×540 pixels. There’s an 8MP camera with flash and a battery of 2000mAh. The RAM and built-in storage are still unknown.
Coming up with the Geeksphone Revolution is a smart move by the company as it will be an interesting device to get for people who want to try the Boot2Gecko environment but want to remain with Android. Consumers will have the flexibility to choose which platform they want to run on this device. It will also introduce the Boot2Gecko system to a wider market that previously cannot be tapped by a single booting device.
Geeksphone announced that the first batch of the Revolution will be shipping out into the market late January. No pricing details have been revealed yet but base on its specifications we are hoping that it will be low.