Huawei had recently stated that it was exploring the area of launching dual-OS devices in order to bring innovative products to the line-up. But the move to launch dual-OS devices by various OEMs hasn’t been appreciated much by Google and Microsoft and the giants are believed to be pressurising them to shelve the plans of doing so. Huawei, it seems has succumbed to the pressure of the same.
Huawei has now stated that, "Huawei Consumer Business Group adopts an open approach towards mobile operating systems to provide a range of choices for consumers. 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 dual-OS device could have promoted the Windows Phone OS and was due for Q2 launch but now the plans to do so have been shelved.
Huawei however will continue to work with Microsoft which it sees as one of its key partners and will release more and more Windows Phone devices this year which it feels will be welcomed by its customers.
"Microsoft is still a key global partner of Huawei Consumer Business Group. As long as the consumers continue to demand Windows, we will continue to supply them," is what the company stated.
Asus, which was also intending to launch a dual-OS high end device running on Windows Phone 8.1 and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has also shelved its plans to do so following pressure from the software giants. We believe that Microsoft and Google should let the OEMs run haywire with their imagination to launch innovative devices and shouldn’t let rivalry come between all this. Now let us see which all manufacturers do the same.