Report says Google doesn't want Android and Windows dual-OS devices to happen

Report says Google doesn't want Android and Windows dual-OS devices to happen

At CES 2014, we saw a limitedintroduction of tablets that run both Android and Windows on Intel"Bay Trail" chip. Although the convenience of these devicesis inarguable, the business part behind them is rather cumbersome andtheir future is disputable.

According to a DigiTimes, Google has "pressured" ASUS to "postpone" its plans to release itsTransformer Book Duet TD300 hybrid tablet. The device which runsAndroid and Windows 8.1 could result in an increased penetration ratefor Windows, which would benefit Intel and Microsoft, but not Google.It appears there's no way for ASUS to please all its partners at oncewith the launch of a dual-OS device, so the Taiwanese maker mighthave left the concept for better days.

Although Google and Microsoft's notablemutual disdain would suggest otherwise, the latter's recent expansionstrategy openly relies on Android to bring Windows to mobileplatforms. Since last year, there have been rumors of Microsoftasking its partners to produce dual-booting smartphones. The samehappened with other types on devices, and at this year's MWC,Microsoft and Nokia launched an Android-based series of smartphoneswhich serves as an introduction to Windows Phone more than anything.

It's understandable that Google wantsto avoid Android becoming a vessel for a competing platform'ssuccess. Given that, it's likely that other manufacturers will alsohave Mountain View "nicely" ask them to reconsider their dual-OS plans. If that's really the case, that is.

source: DigiTimes



1. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Don't do it kids! Dual boot systems is a gateway drug! lol, I like Android more, though the idea of having a dual boot device would be pretty cool.

4. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Android is nothing compare to the Windows 8 PRO..

11. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

well duh, android started as a mobile OS.

16. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Android is nothing compared to Windows 8 RT.. yes, the playstore has more apps but OS wise windows rt is a lot better

18. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Right, that's why the surface RT was a raging success.

20. papss unregistered

Sales success and quality done always go hand in hand.. Just saying

37. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

People still haven't figured out that for probably 90% of people, less is more. Apple figured that out already with the ipad and ios. MS is either ignorant or simply caters to another crowd. WinRT still sucks. It's Win8 running on ARM, with all the crap that goes with it.

30. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

for a 1st gen product on a established markets it did well , it sold more than the Nexus 10 , a product with a OS with the booth feet on the market and at low price

66. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

So Android sold 120 million tablets last year alone. IOS 70 million, Windows was 4 million.

32. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

So by your reasoning Britney Spears is a better singer than Christina Aguilera and Jay-Z is a better rapper than Nas.

24. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

are you high? no os has apps as much as windows. there are millions of apps (programs) out there. if they are not in a store doesnt mean they dont exist. (x64 or x86 not that crippled rt)

27. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

i'm talking about Windows RT

67. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

43. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Well... I agree but believe it or not, I still like to do a few things on android rather than my Windows 8.1 Pro notebook... For instance.... MX Player is better than any Movie player app on Windows 8 or on desktop mode... also paired with my SubLoader app, I just forget about the tangle mess it was to download, extract, rename subtitles... And finally my phone's CEC capabilities allows me to plug it to my TV and control it with the same remote. My Walkman app is great to use, and it is my main music player... I have never used the Music App included in Windows 8. Sometimes I rather use Apps instead of Web pages.. like 9GAG or Twitter... Most of the time I rather use the Google Maps app on my phone instead of the Bing Maps or even Gmaps on chrome... I rarely use IMDB web page, translator, email (for reading)... and actually prefer to use the apps... And I know many of those apps found on Android can be found on Windows 8 Store... but I like them more in Android interface... Most of the time I play casual games... but I do play a couple on my notebook or Xbox...

51. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

mxplayer : pure awsomeness of an app

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Of course they don't, the Google-Lenovo-Samsung crossover deal is all about Chome OS entering the desktop and laptop market, professionally. And the best way to do so is to have the partners sell Chomebooks and Chrome PCs exclusively, no dual boot or Windows alternative.

3. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

What happened to googles "Don't be evil" motto?

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I think they changed it to "Don't get Microd*cked".

19. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Gotta feel bad for MS a bit though, their OS is so bad that now it is piggybacking on another to gain traction. Kind of like a virus or malware.

21. papss unregistered

You mean like google does in the desktop area with crapbooks?

23. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

Dualboot is completely normal practice in PC world. Now tablets are practically PC's. Why are they tighed to one system only? There used to be practical reason: CISC vs RISC architecture. Now it looks, like engineers overcome it. So it's now pure politics. When company influences other company not to do something, that can be good for customers, that's evil politics.

38. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Dual booting isn't something that the average person ever does. I would do it because I do, but I'm not going to pay an extra $50 for a crappy OS to go with it, while others may. Think of it - both OSes can't talk to each other, both can't share a common drive, and both can't share apps. It's nothing but complication, and of course MS wants it, so it must be bad.

69. phonetekmek

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

These are not non profit companies. Google is not in the business to help their competion, even if it would be nice for the consumers. It's nothing evil about wanting to not help another company gain traction.

25. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

wolf in a sheeps skin

53. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

As much as MS tries to throw mud at anyone surprised by this? Even with Apple...after all these years they allowed Windows to be ran along side OS X...but only on Apple hardware...


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I don't blame Google at all. A dual boot system will take Android and introduce it to Windows even if Android will be a hit Windows will be able to take a ride on Adroid. Don't get me wrong I would use both, and I love Windows desktop for all you would be haters I also build servers, HTPC's, and PC desktops all based on Windows since 1994.

6. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Poor google..

7. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

If it happen windows will take over all they need is people to at least try it. I personally love windows 8/8.1 its easy to use, but people are turn off by its new look, if its built in with Google, people would give it a try more and get use to it

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Google is afraid of MS in this sector as Android is nothing in front of Windows.

26. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

its a mobile os vs a real os. what else did you expect?

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