Geeksphone, a Spanish device manufacturer company, announced that it’s working for a new Android device called Revolution that will be powered by Intel Atom processor.
The company is best known for its recent venture into Mozilla’s HTML5-based smartphone operating system Firefox OS. It created two Firefox OS-running devices called Keon and Peak aimed at developers and has gathered popularity and press attention. It’s currently working to release another Firefox OS phone — this time for consumers — called Peak+.
Geeksphone, however, isn’t out of the blue running for Android. The company has previously built an Android phone called Geeksphone One running Android 1.6 aimed at power users. It’s now back in the game with ‘Revolution’ up its sleeves.
Geeksphone Revolution reportedly sports a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor with 4.7-inch IPS display (960×540 pixel resolution). The phone will feature an 8 megapixel camera and 2,000 mAh battery. Which version of Android it’ll run or how much the internal storage or RAM will be remains unknown as does the price of this new Revolution.
A Firefox OS under the hood with the possibility to dual-boot with Android
Geeksphone isn’t leaving Firefox OS behind entirely. The company says that the new device is designed in a way that makes it possible to run other operating systems besides Android. Other operating systems like Firefox OS. It’s needless to state the obvious. Although we don’t know whether Geeksphone will provide a Firefox OS ROM to be installed on ‘Revolution’, it is clear that anyone with advanced programming knowledge will be able to not only install Firefox OS but also install Android side-by-side by performing a dual-boot.
That way, Revolution will run both Firefox OS and Android at the same time.
Given that Geeksphone’s existing Firefox OS phones are capable of running Android without any flaws, it’s a safe bet that Firefox OS will run just fine on Geeksphone’s primarily Android phone Revolution.
Geeksphone’s Revolution is likely to go on sale sometime in the first quarter of 2014.
This article also appears on Android Kothon Bangla.