Huawei Say They Still Care About WP, But Prefer Dual Booting Alongside Android

| March 13, 2014 | 5 Replies

nokia-lumia-620-ascend-w1There were rumors and whispers that Microsoft was focused on getting OEM’s to install both Android and Windows Phone on their devices, and allow the end user to select their preferred OS. Of course this strategy wouldn’t really work, but would serve to increase the “number” of Windows Phone devices out there, and perhaps increase awareness about the OS.

Recently the Chief marketing officer of Huawei  was asked about their dedication to WP, their response was that they are dedicated to WP; and will continue to consider WP as an option

We are still committed to making Windows Phone devices,” Shao Yang, Huawei’s Chief Marketing Officer

“Compared with Android, the priority of Windows Phone is much lower but is still one of our choices of OS. We are definitely using a multi OS strategy.”

“With Windows Phone, one direction for us – and one that we are now following – is dual OS. Dual OS as in Android and Windows together,”

As Microsoft announced at MWC, one new change to the OS in the upcoming 8.1 update would be support for on-screen buttons ; this is all part of their strategy to entice OEM’s to create dual booting phones. On screen buttons of course allow manufacturers the flexibility to create a phone design without having to place OS specific hardware buttons. It seems that their strategy is going well, and at least one manufacturer is on board with the idea, will it work? Who knows?




Category: Nokia, Windows Phone

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