A primary glimpse of the brand new 'multiOS' handset from Geeksphone
Although we have been capable of inform you all concerning the Geeksphone Revolution’s specs final month, the gestation-themed inventory photograph gave no clue as to the way it truly appeared. Now, we lastly have footage of the Firefox OS/Android multiOS handset (there’s one other after the break) and an extra description of the way it’ll work. First off, Geeksphone is referring to the Firefox OS choice utilizing the unique “Boot2Gecko by Mozilla” identify, since Geeksphone is not licensed to make use of the Firefox model or emblem. It’s going to include Android put in (a model hasn’t been specified but) however you’ll change to Boot2Gecko or “another group-supported ROM” by way of a consumer-pleasant graphical interface with “simply a few clicks.” That’ll additionally allow you to get OTA updates for whichever OS choice you select, together with any further software program packages. As for the telephone’s hardware, you will nonetheless get a twin-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, four.7-inch 960 x 540 display, 1GB of RAM and eight-megapixel rear/2-megapixel entrance cameras. There’s nonetheless no signal of a launch date and, extra importantly, the worth — that’ll little question weed out these prepared attempt the MultiOS gadget from those that want the satan they know.
Replace: Geeksphone has acquired again to us once more to make clear why it isn’t utilizing the Firefox OS model and the way switching the OS will work, so we have up to date the publish. See under for its (translated) assertion:
The identify Firefox OS and the brand Firefox are registered logos owned by Mozilla. As much as this date, there isn’t any certification course of recognized by Geeksphone for its use by unbiased producers (not related to a cellular service). When this course of is out there, Geeksphone will acquire such authorization for its terminals. Since it is a branding situation, code and performance is strictly the identical.
The telephone might change OS with only a couple clicks, via a consumer pleasant graphical interface. On this method, it might additionally obtain updates OTA or set up further software program packages.