Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Feb 2014 19:05 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

The Revolution is not only more powerful than most, 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.

There are three reasons why this phone fascinates me. One, it is the first non-crappy device for Firefox OS, which I'm interested in, but never got into because I didn't want to waste money on underpowered hardware. This phone seems to solve that. Two, it's designed to provide dual-boot from the get-go, so you can truly run multiple ROMs. Three, it's an x86 phone, which fascinates me simply because it isn't ARM - and opens up possibilities of craziness like desktop operating systems on your phone.

It's also relatively cheap at EUR 222, which is almost doable as an impulse buy. I'm keeping my eye on this one.

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Geeksphone has a habit of selling out *really fast* (in fact my order was labeled as "backordered" within 5 minutes of the launch window opening), so I'll see if/when it comes. ;)

Looking forward to fiddling with it though -- Firefox OS is starting to look very cool in 1.4 dev master, which I've managed to get running on a Nexus 4 but it's not really an ideal configuration.

I've had *terrible* luck with the ZTE Open, which seems to be keeping their drivers proprietary and isn't currently compatible with the dev versions of Firefox OS. ;)

Honestly the biggest functional problem I've had with Firefox OS is that the mail client is very flaky and sometimes just gets stuck not loading messages. (On the low-end hardware it's also *very* hard to multitask as apps get paged out of memory aggressively, but if I could read and answer my email I'd be a much happier camper even on that ZTE Open.)

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