India’s Karbonn won’t be the only handset maker with a dual-boot smartphone; Huawei is planning to join this trend, as well.
Speaking to TrustedReviews, Huawei’s CMO Shao Yang, said that the firm is still committed to Microsoft’s platform, but the preference is to dual-boot it alongside Android. “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,” he said.
The story goes on suggesting that Huawei’s dual-boot handset will go on sale in the US during the second quarter to allow consumers to “change it as they wish.” Yang went on to add: “if it is Windows only, maybe people will not find it as easy a decision to buy the phone.”
We kinda like where this is going and if this dual-boot strategy proves profitable for Huawei, we’re sure other vendors will join the party in no time at all. It’s unclear though whether the first hybrid devices will be high-end models or target smartphone buyers on a budget. We’ll see…