Huawei likes Windows Phone better, there is no mystery in that, but it has to make some changes in order to keep up with today’s competition. That’s exactly why, despite its obvious preferences for Microsoft’s platform, the company reportedly plans to bring a dual-OS device to the US sometime this spring. As you are already imagining, we are talking about a Huawei handset that can run both Android and Windows Phone operating systems, the company making sure that its device has all the chances to attract as many customers as possible from both sides.
More Flexibility than Ever
According to Shao Yang, One of Huawei Executive, today’s user needs more flexibility than ever, so nothing could be better than offering him two platforms in the same handset. And as we have already told you, we are referring to the most competing OS ecosystems of the moment, so what better strategy than such a dual-OS smartphone could Huawei have choose in the first place?
Is it a Win-win Situation?
We are aware of the fact that Huawei isn’t one of the most popular brands these days, but if dual-booting is in your mind, then this Huawei Dual-OS device might have its chance for success. But is it a win-win situation? Instead of Windows Phone-only platform, the company plans to offer us Windows Phone and Android in the same time, so we are more than curios about Google’s reaction to this strategy.
We actually think that Windows Phone has a chance to take advantage of Android’s popularity which will increase the share of Windows Phone as well, just as we have heard that Microsoft has approached several manufacturers with an offer to drop the license fee if they ship it as an option on Android devices.
As for its availability, Shao Yang also declared: “We think the dual OS can be a new choice for the consumer. It will be on sale in the US in Q2”, but we have no precise date regarding when this will happen. But don’t worry; we are here to keep an eye on things and we’ll inform you in case of any new details on this topic.