The bootloader of the HTC One (M8) for Windows rumored to support Android

The bootloader of the HTC One (M8) for Windows rumored to support Android
HTC's very first Windows Phone 8.1 device, which is nothing else but an HTC One (M8) in disguise, might be due out on August 19, as we already reported some time ago. Dubbed HTC One (M8) for Windows, the only difference between this device and the regular, Android-running One (M8) is nothing else but its operating system of choice. HTC is undoubtedly trying to appeal to the largest user base possible by offering them an exquisitely-made device that is running one of the latest renditions of Microsoft's OS.

Earlier this month, we asked you if you'd rather own an Android- or a Windows Phone-running HTC One (M8). The results were in favor of the HTC One (M8) for Windows, but what would happens if one lays their hands on the Windows Phone version of the flagship and finds out that the platform doesn't float their boat?

Normally, nothing can be done at this point, but a pretty interesting recent rumor claims that the bootloader of the HTC (W8), which is another moniker for the HTC One (M8) for Windows, will be open and identical to the one of the regular One (M8). Coming from @upleaks, the spiritual successor of the recently-retired @evleaks, this leak suggests that both the HTC One (M8) and One (M8) for Windows could run either Android or Windows Phone. This is still a theory, though, and if this rumor actually holds water, the ball will be in developers' court. They will have to port Windows Phone 8.1 to the One (M8), but provided that the bootloader of the HTC W8 is open and both versions of the flagship come with one and the same internals, this shouldn't be much of a challenge.

What do you make of this rumor?


source: The WinCentral via WMPoweruser

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