Huawei Won’t Launch Dual-OS Android-Windows Phone Handsets After All

The company says that its plans on the matter have changed

By on March 20th, 2014 03:41 GMT

Chinese mobile phone maker Huawei will not pursue plans to release a smartphone that packs dual-boot Android-Windows Phone capabilities in the end, although the company said a few weeks ago that it aimed at making such a move.

According to a recent article on FierceWireless, the company has retracted the previous statement, claiming that a dual-OS smartphone hasn’t been included in its release schedule.

"However, most of our products are based on Android OS, [and] at this stage there are no plans to launch a dual-OS smartphone in the near future,” the company reportedly said.

Apparently, the mobile phone maker has changed its position towards dual-boot devices since the previous statement was made during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in late February.

The handset vendor will continue working with Microsoft, “as long as the consumers continue to demand Windows,” it seems. As a matter of fact, the company is expected to release a Windows Phone device later this year.

For those out of the loop, we should note that Huawei device CMO Shao Yang said previously that Huawei felt that devices running both Android and Windows Phone could gain more traction on the market when compared to those who ran solely on Microsoft’s OS.

He also said that dual-boot devices seemed to be the new choice for consumers, and that Huawei was planning on grabbing a piece of that market too.

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