Report says Google doesn't want Android and Windows dual-OS devices to happen
0. phoneArena 07 Mar 2014, 04:18 posted on
According to a DigiTimes, Google has pressured ASUS to "postpone" its plans to release its Transformer Book Duet TD300 hybrid tablet. The device which runs Android and Windows 8.1 could result in an increased penetration rate for Windows, which would benefit Intel and Microsoft, but not Google. It appears there's no way for ASUS to please all its partners at once...
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57. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Never feed obvious trolls. They are like the plot to some horror movies. Ignore em and they go away....
29. jellmoo (Posts: 1463; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Does anyone know if the separate operating systems share any read/write ability between the two? Can the same files be manipulated in either OS? The method used for a Linux/Windows system would indicate YES, but I can't see how without having root access.
36. isprobi (Posts: 609; Member since: 30 May 2011)
I think Google just does not want people to see how lame Andorid is versus Windows on a tablet or laptop. Seriously you can do so much more with Windows and real applications than you can with Andorid and apps. On smartphones it is another story. Android certainly beats Windsws on the phone platform.
63. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
So it can do more. Which is exactly irrelevant to the majority of people.
45. Totse2k15 (Posts: 448; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)
I'll be honest, I'd love to see MS Windows 8.1 with just many apps as Android/iOS, that would make me never go back to Android OS tablets. Android apps+full MS Windows apps=Win, if you get what I mean. Dual-OS tablets would be a buy for me.
46. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1514; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Ha Ha Haaa Folks The Nokia/Microsoft "X Phones" are here and do what Google did not want Samsung to do. They are going to be Googles big Nightmare come true-WHY?- because the Nokia/Microsoft "X phones" will have Android apps and Nokia & Microsoft services apps and probably MS Office running on a Microsoft Controlled Open source Android smart phone operating system. For sure a lot of Android fans wont buy them but there are People out there in the Millions who are not die hard Android fans who will buy a Nokia XL the best of the "X phones because it is selling for less than 140 USA dollars. They will buy it and keep the MS and Nokia Apps and services and go get the thousands upon thousands of Android Apps from third party venders many of which have some of the same apps the Google play store has. I think an American version of the Nokia XL with better specs than the one just put on the market place will go on sale in the USA just before the Christmas holidays begin and if it has the Lumia 920's pure View camera on it even staunch Android fans will buy it HA HA HA. Microsoft strikes back!
Folks Microsoft is now a devices and services corporation. MS wants customers they know
there are die hard Android fans out there. Microsoft is smart enough to make a few Open source Android OS smart phones for Android users to buy and use Microsoft services, apps XBOX goodies and ECT!
64. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Yes, people will post their apps on a non existent marketplace! Google will burn!
Oh wait, Amazon already did that and Google is doing better than ever.
65. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Amazon even has a Free App of the Day....1 paid app free every day...Still hasnt hurt Google...logic does escape some ppl. Or the most fanboyish ones...
68. timezone (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
Lets see what is happening. Asus wants a dual boot tablet. Microsoft is interested in it for sure but many are on the fence. No one really knows if this will move people to Windows or Android. People may see the Android apps as a plus but people may see the benefits of Windows being a full OS.
Google is using its muscle to kill this project. Microsoft is not trying to influence the decision. Some may say Microsoft appears to be the good guy because it should benefit them. Where Google sees the downside and wants it stopped. We can still call out the bully Google for forcing Ausus's hand.