Chinese mobile phone maker Huawei is currently the third largest smartphone maker in the world, and although it has been nearly not as active on the Windows Phone front, it plans to change that.
The company has said that while it is committed to Windows Phone, a dual boot handset (running both Windows Phone and Android) would help popularize the platform even further. For this reason, Huawei is actively considering the release of such dual boot phones.
In a recent interview, Shao Yang, Huawei’s chief marketing officer was quoted as saying:
“We are still committed to making Windows Phone devices. Compared with Android, the priority of Windows Phone is much lower but is still one of our choices of OS. We are definitely using a multi OS strategy.”
The senior executive also offered the reason behind a move like this, suggesting that such a device could be a great choice for consumers, and in fact, should attract more users not just to Huawei’s products, but also the Windows Phone mobile platform in general:
“If it is Windows only, maybe people will not find it as easy a decision to buy the phone. If they have the Android and Windows together, you can change it as you wish and it is much easier for people to choose Windows Phone.”
Sensible decision — one has to cover all bases here in this highly competitive mobile arena.
Huawei showcased a few new Android smartphones at MWC 2014 in Barcelona last month, but did not launch any Windows Phone devices at the event. With the BUILD conference scheduled for early next month, we can expect some Windows Phone 8.1 fireworks from Huawei and friends.