On the lookout for Android and Windows on One Device? Don’t Hold Your Breath

The initial news was exciting — “was” being the operative word.  Chinese phone maker Huawei had announced plans in late February to give a smartphone with dual operating systems, i.e., both Windows and Android, at the same device, to the U.S. market.

For people who use Windows in business but love Android, a tool that provides you a decision of operating systems appeared like a fine idea.  Android is by far essentially the most popular and commonly used phone operating system. But Windows Phone could be more compatible with the remainder of your enterprise technology. That assumes you operate a Windows operating system in your business laptop or desktop computers.

Huawei’s Chief Marketing Officer Shao Yang originally  told Trusted Reviews that his company would release a mixture Android/Windows Phone device inside the U.S. this spring. Yang said:

We are definitely using a multi OS strategy. We expect the twin OS could be a new choice for the patron.”

Well, scratch that bright idea. Huawei has now backed off those plans.   Huawei subsequently told Fierce Wireless that:

“. . .most of our products are in line with Android OS, [and] at this stage there are not any plans to launch a dual-OS smartphone within the near future.”

Huawei isn’t the only manufacturer backtracking on dual operating system plans.  Asus apparently abandoned plans to introduce a dual operating system laptop and tablet.  It originally announced its plans on the highly visible Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.  But in line with the Wall Street Journal :

“Facing pressure from Google and Microsoft, Taiwanese personal-computer maker Asustek Computer Inc. has indefinitely postponed plans to sell a high-profile device designed to simultaneously run both Android and Windows software, people acquainted with the problem said.”

It’s not within the interests of either Google (maker of the Android operating system) or Microsoft (maker of Windows) to get too close together.  Each has more control and gear by keeping the device operating systems separate.  By staying separate, Microsoft protects its prize operating system.  Google protects its dominant position inside the mobile apps market.

Don’t search for these dual operating system devices to proliferate anytime soon.

In the case of Huawei, it has bigger issues involving the U.S. market.  Despite being the third-largest smartphone maker on the earth, the emblem is simply not prominent within the U.s.a..  It have been creating a push for a bigger U.S. presence.   The corporate recently introduced several new devices , some of so that it will eventually be available inside the U.S.

But the new cross-allegations of spying — that Huawei was spying on U.S. companies, and that the NSA was spying on Huawei — may throw a monkey wrench into Huawei’s U.S. marketing plans.

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