The Geeksphone will be the the newest smartphone to have a multi-operating system, it will be using The Firefox OS/Android MultiOS.
As for the phone’s hardware, you’ll still get a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 4.7-inch 960 x 540 screen, 1GB of RAM and 8-megapixel rear/2-megapixel front cameras. The phones hardware has been evolved to support the use of the MultiOS.
Currently the Geeksphone is referring to the Firefox OS option using the original “Boot2Gecko by Mozilla” name, since Geeksphone isn’t licensed to use the Firefox brand or logo.
The name Firefox OS and the logo Firefox are registered trademarks owned by Mozilla. Up to this date, there is no certification process known by Geeksphone for its use by independent manufacturers (not associated with a mobile carrier). When this process is available, Geeksphone will obtain such authorization for its terminals.
Since it’s a branding issue, code and functionality is exactly the same.
The Geeksphone handset will come with Android preinstalled (a version hasn’t been specified yet) but you’ll be able to switch to Boot2Gecko or “any other community-supported ROM” via a user-friendly graphical interface with “just a couple of clicks.”
The interface will also let you get OTA updates for whichever OS option you choose, it may also receive or install additional software packages.
An Interesting gadget indeed with multiple OS on board it will certainly get afew Geeks brows up. For the Zimbabwean market however the main pulling factor will revolve around its pricing…