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Geeksphone drops Revolution price below €200 alongside wholesale update

Geeksphone has updated its one of a kind ‘Revolution’ device so that it now supports the latest version of Android and the price has fallen below €200 for the first time.

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The Spanish company will release an update for the device in the coming days that will see the latest version of Google Android 4.4 KitKat supported as well as CynogenMod 11. In addition, it will support a beta version of the forthcoming Firefox OS v2.0.

"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', a fully revolutionary device with the latest versions of the different mobile operating systems available. Besides, I am glad to announce that we are working with other open operating systems,” stated co-founder Rodrigo Silva-Ramos.

The Revolution’s price has also been cut down to just €199 [£164] with sales at that price set to get underway through the company’s own online store as well as European Amazon sites from 1 May.

Geeksphone first released the Revolution smartphone last year and the device’s major selling point is the ability to choose between one of two operating systems – either Google’s Android or Mozilla’s Firefox OS.

The device itself has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor with Intel’s Hyper Threading technology and brings advanced multi-tasking capabilities, higher performance and longer battery device as a result. There is a 4.7in touch screen LCD display, 8-megapixel camera on the back, a 1.3-megapixel snapper on the front and the battery comes in at 2,000mAh.

Geeksphone is also well known as one of the two companies behind the Blackphone that runs free of both carriers and vendors and according to the creators will protect users from government intrusion.

The company has thus far made no details available regarding how many Revolution handsets it has sold or produced and the next news on the device could concern the addition of other operating systems to the device’s line-up.