Huawei denies plans to produce a dual-OS phone

Huawei denies plans to produce a dual-OS phone
Nearly a week ago, we told you that Chinese manufacturer Huawei was planning on launching a dual-OS handset in the U.S. The device, loaded with both the Android and Windows Phone platforms, was seemingly confirmed by Huawei's CMO of devices, Shao Yang. The rumor called for the device to launch during the second quarter.

Now, it would appear that the earlier rumor might have been the result of bad timing. Huawei said on Wednesday that it has no plans at all to release a dual-OS phone. In a statement, Huawei even admitted that Android is its focus for the time being. This is a bit of a mystery considering how CMO Yang explained that many people might not buy a Windows Phone model, but would consider a phone that was powered by both Windows Phone and Android.


The comments made by Yang took place late last month at MWC in Barcelona and Huawei says it has changed its plans since then. The manufacturer still plans on offering new Windows Phone models later this year. Coincidentally, Asus recently scratched plans to sell a device powered by both Android and Windows Phone 8.1 after objections to the product were made by both Google and Microsoft.

source: FierceWireless via AndroidCentral, WPCentral

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3 Comments

1. papss unregistered

Another oops moment by a grand cell mfg.

2. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

He's right a dual OS would be amazing, but it would be an embarrassment if more people chose to use android and not windows and here is why, i know its the business world but M$ relying on android to gain market share would be embracing defeat and as much i respect both platforms its not the way to do it..M$ should not even consider this method cause i believe WP8.1 will be a big impact on top 2 great platforms..

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

MS isn't considering such method.

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