Last week an interesting story popped up about Microsoft offering HTC the opportunity to create a device that can dual-boot Android and Windows Phone. The report also claimed that Microsoft would be waving the usual licensing fee that goes along with using Windows Phone. Today a new reports claims that HTC is not the only company getting this offer.
Eldar Murtazan, who has had an inconsistent track record on leaks, says that Microsoft is also offering the dual-boot deal to Samsung and Huawei. Eldar also says Microsoft is interested in devices that can run Android and Windows RT. Our stance on this dual-booting strategy is questionable at best. It might be a way to get more people to try Windows, but if it’s not compelling they will never boot into it again.
If the top OEMs started offering dual-booting phones would it help Windows Phone? Or would it hurt the OS in the long run?