Huawei Seems To Have Abandoned Plans For A Dual OS Smartphone

Huawei Seems To Have Abandoned Plans For A Dual OS Smartphone

The constant flip flopping over dual OS smartphone is currently one of the most piercing mysteries in technology. The user base might be ready, but almost all vendors are having second thoughts.

Sure, Ramos is almost ready to become the first vendor with a dual boot tablet.

But the chief marketing officer of Huawei, Shao Yang said last week that the company was looking to release a smartphone with two operating systems installed — Android and Windows Phone. Now, however, their official stance seems to have changed.

An unnamed spokesperson from Huawei has released the following statement:

“Huawei Consumer Business Group adopts an open approach towards mobile operating systems to provide a range of choices for consumers, However, most of our products are based on Android OS, [and] at this stage there are no plans to launch a dual-OS smartphone in the near future.”

So there you go — as complete an about turn as any.

However, they are not completely discounting such a venture in the future, signaling that probably were forced to abandon this endeavor by some company. Probably Google, who knows?

Either that, or they believe the market conditions are not ideal for such a device right now.

Anyway, fans of the Windows Phone platform do have a couple of options right now form Huawei, the Ascend W1 and W2. A third smartphones, the Ascend W3, has been rumored for a while now, and might hit store shelves in the next couple of months.

  • Jake

    Interesting. I wonder if this has to do with not being able to make it work from a business or technological standpoint. I have to assume they have the technology for it and they just think it’s not worth the extra money to add it on. If windows get more popular, they’d have to reconsider.

  • Ted Smith

    If this phone ever does get released, is it going to be double the price because it has 2 OS? That would make logical sense, but I don’t know who’s going to pay double the price instead of just choosing the OS they enjoy more.

  • Bill Franklin

    This sounds like a cool idea in theory, but I feel as though it may be more of a hassle than useful at a certain point. How quickly could you switch between OS’ if this happens? Is there any data on that?

  • Jason Claven

    I wonder if there will ever be a point when you can shuffle between 4 or more different OS. I’m sure the technology will be there, but will the demand?

  • Sally Black

    Do we think the option would be to switch OS on command or would a reboot be required? If a reboot is required, I don’t think it’s worth it.