The possibility of a device that can run both Android and Windows Phone has been a hot topic in the last few months. It all started with Microsoft reportedly considering the idea of Android apps running on Windows Phone. Then there was news that they gave an Indian phone maker the green light on a dual-boot device. Now a new rumor suggests that Huawei will also be making a dual-boot device, and it is headed for the U.S.
Huawei is no stranger to Android or Windows Phone. They have released two Windows Phone devices to date: the Ascend W1 and Ascend W2. Huawei’s chief marketing officer, Shao Yang, says they are still committed to Windows Phone, but they would prefer to build dual-boot devices. Yang had this to say:
“With Windows Phone, one direction for us – and one that we are now following – is dual OS. Dual OS as in Android and Windows together.”
This new “Dual OS” device will reportedly go on sale in the U.S. during Q2. Whether people will actually want this device is still up for debate. Huawei is not the most popular handset maker here in the U.S., and dual-boot device have not done well historically. What do you think about the idea of mutant Android/Windows Phone devices? Do you want one?