Geeksphone Revolution gets CyanogenMod 11 option, price cut to EUR 199

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Geeksphone Revolution gets CyanogenMod 11 option, price cut to EUR 199
Spain-based phone manufacturer, Geeksphone on Monday has announced a price cut and new software features on its dual-OS smartphone 'Revolution'. The smartphone, capable of running Android as well as the Firefox OS, will be available at EUR 199 (EUR 164 excluding VAT) on the company's online store as well as at major European Amazon shops, starting May 1.

Earlier the Geeksphone Revolution was priced at EUR 222 (approximately Rs. 19,000) on its official web store with worldwide shipping option.

About the new software, the Spanish company hasn't given out the exact timeframe of release, but has said that it will incorporate also Android 4.4 KitKat, Firefox OS 2.0 (FXOS 2.0) and CyanogenMod 11 in the coming days.

At present, the Revolution smartphone lets you choose between Android or Mozilla's FXOS (Boot2Gecko) operating system and the company said it is already working on Android 4.4 KitKat and FXOS 2.0 updates.

"Geeksphone's philosophy has always consisted in giving maximum possible freedom to users, who ask for it every day. Therefore, we keep on innovating and offering the best solutions as in the case of the Geeksphone 'Revolution'," said Rodrigo Silva-Ramos, Founder Geeksphone.

GeeksPhone was founded in early 2009 by Javier Aguera and Rodrigo Silva-Ramos. The Geeksphone Revolution was first introduced last year in November.

The Geeksphone Revolution smartphone features a 4.7-inch qHD (540x960 pixel) IPS display. It is powered by a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor alongside 1GB of RAM. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash, while there is also a 2-megapixel front-facing camera onboard. It comes with 4GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB with the help of microSD card. It packs a 2000mAh battery. The Revolution phone supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Micro-USB and 3G connectivity.

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