GeeksPhone was the first to launch an Android device in Europe back in 2010. Backed up by Telefonica (owner of O2), the company has developer phones powered by the Firefox OS. These are the Keon and Peak.
Sadly, the two phones are reserved for developers. However, Alcatel and ZTE have said they will be manufacturing handsets powered by the Firefox OS, so stay tuned.
GeeksPhone says the Keon is “a light and versatile, but also powerful developer preview device which has all the hardware features you need to start developing software for Firefox OS in a performant environment. Also a great companion for your daily tasks.”
The Keon sports a 1GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 processor, 512GB of RAM, 4GB of ROM, a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, MicroSD, Wi-Fi N, Light & Prox. Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB, and a 1580mAh battery.
The Peak is “a powerful developer preview device introducing cutting edge features, like a 4.3″ qHD screen, at a price you could never have imagined. For those who like to be one step beyond, Peak is your developer preview device.”
The Peak sports a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, a 4.3-inch qHD IPS display, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 512GB of RAM, 4GB of ROM, MicroSD, Wi-Fi N, Light & Prox. Sensor, G-Sensor, GPS, MicroUSB, Flash, and a 1800mAh Battery.
The Firefox OS is meant to challenge Android. However, with popular devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S3, it remains to be seen if the HTML5-based operating system can give Google’s highly popular OS a run for its money.
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