Huawei To Release Dual-OS Smartphone With Android, Windows [Report]

Despite scaling new heights with the success of Ascend P6 in 2013, China's Huawei is still being looked as the underdog.

While the company continues to do roaring business in its native country and other emerging nations; Huawei-made phones are not popular in the west.

Particularly, a great effort has been made to indentify to make right devices for the developed markets.

At the same time, Huawei seem to be thinking to launch a dual-boot Android/ Windows phone in the US in Q2 2014.

After India-based Karbonn, China's most prominent smartphone maker has plans to release a dual-boot handset in the coming months to come.

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Huawei To Release Dual-OS Smartphone With Android, Windows [Report]

In an exclusive interview given to Trusted Reviews, Shao Yang, Huawei's Chief Marketing Officer, revealed that the WP8 OS is a better prospect when offered alongside Android as a part of a dual OS device.

"If it is Windows only, maybe people will not find it as easy a decision to buy the phone. If they have the Android and Windows together, you can change it as you wish and it is much easier for people to choose Windows Phone", he added.

According to Yang, the dual OS handsets could make the device more appealing to a wider consumer base. However, the high-profile executive did not elaborate plans to released dual-boot handsets in other emerging markets, like India and Brazil.

Earlier this month, Karbonn Mobiles Chairman Sudhir Hasija, had been quoted saying that the company will release its first Android/ Windows Phone dual-boot smartphone in June this year. This will also be India's first such device, according to Karbonn Chairman.

While tech vendors seems pretty much confident about the prospects of dual-boot / hybrid devices; however, both Google and Microsoft have shown their uneasiness towards hybrid devices. Reportedly, Asus' dual-boot Transformer Book Duet, which was first announced at this year's CES, has likely been cancelled due to strong opposition from Google and Microsoft. Apparently, Microsoft has a "new policy" of not supporting dual-OS products. Even Google is against the deal of dual-boot devices.

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