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Huawei is also a Google Android licensee, yet announced they'll be offering a dual-boot Android Windows phone next quarter. If Google really does pressure licensees not to do it then for the love of God Huawei should get a personal visit from Larry Page. A dual-boot smartphone sounds more useless than ASUS idea.

The least Google can do is talk some sense into them. 1rolleyes.gif
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/03/dual-boot-phones-the-answer-to-a-question-that-nobody-is-asking/
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Huawei is also a Google Android licensee, yet announced they'll be offering a dual-boot Android Windows phone next quarter. If Google really does pressure licensees not to do it then for the love of God Huawei should get a personal visit from Larry Page. A dual-boot smartphone sounds more useless than ASUS idea.

The least Google can do is talk some sense into them. 1rolleyes.gif
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/03/dual-boot-phones-the-answer-to-a-question-that-nobody-is-asking/

But why would you want Google to talk to them? If they really want to stand out of the crowd they could choose to talk to Microsoft instead and have them not make their phones compatible with 'on-screen buttons'. Besides, they won't be booting Android by default, so there's that:
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Shao Yang, Huawei's CMO, told Trusted Reviews that this will make it "easier for people to choose Windows Phone," with Android offering a comfortable fallback position if Windows Phone doesn't work out for them.
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But why would you want Google to talk to them? If they really want to stand out of the crowd they could choose to talk to Microsoft instead and have them not make their phones compatible with 'on-screen buttons'. Besides, they won't be booting Android by default, so there's that:

It was meant as a joke Phil.
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It was meant as a joke Phil.

In which case the joke's on me 1cool.gif
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post #125 of 127
To add to the story the WSJ is out with news today that Microsoft may have threatened ASUS with pulling their marketing funds if they release that rumored dual-boot tablet. Intel In the meantime is working on a program to sell tablets with no OS installed and give the buyer the option of picking the one they want after purchase. Yeah, that sounds like it would be much more successful. 1bugeye.gif
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What a mess.  I still don't see the advantage to dual booting Android when the device already has a Windows OS running on an Intel Haswell CPU.  ASUS could just as well drop Android and still be able to offer a compelling product (considering it will only cost $599 for the base model).


The advantage is for the manufacturer. Apparently they don't believe Windoz is a strong enough reason for people to buy that product. They are adding Android because half of the people in the world could use it and will be familiar with it. If such a product could share files between OSes then that might make it interesting for some people. I can share files between my Mac and my HP running GNU/Linux which makes life easier.

post #127 of 127
Huh. . .
So Asus has in fact revealed a hybrid tablet/laptop that uses both Windows and Android, but in an unexpected way.
http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/02/asus-transformer-book-v-phone/

http://preview.tinyurl.com/loymzws
"The Transformer Book V includes a 12.5-inch display (and) features a Windows and Android laptop and tablet as well as an Android smartphone.” As pictured above, the device is essentially a 5-inch smartphone that docks into a larger 12.5-inch tablet that can be used as a laptop in conjunction with an attached keyboard setup. You’ll also be able to easily switch between Windows 8.1 and Android 4.4. Specs include up 1TB of storage in laptop mode, 128GB for tablet mode, a 2500mah battery, a 12.5-inch HD IPS display, and next-generation Intel Core CPU. "

So much for yet another rumor.
Edited by Gatorguy - 6/2/14 at 8:19am
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