Android/Windows Phone dual-boot device coming to the U.S. this Spring

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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?

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  • Ryan Lounsbury

    The first thought that jumps to my mind is with 2 full blown mobile operating systems on the device anything south of 64GB for storage is not feasible.

  • Yeah, I think it would be smarter to let users choose which OS they want before they buy the phone.

  • dlandry2008

    Dual boot sounds great. I prefer Win Phone but there are many instances where Android would help close the app gap, particularly until Win Phone gets native apps for connected devices like Chromecast, FitBit and smart watches.