Huawei Backs Down from Dual-OS Phone

Posted by at 7:31 am on March 20, 2014

Huawei LogoHuawei has indicated it has changed its plans and will no longer bring a dual-boot smartphone with Android and Windows Phone to market.

“Huawei adopts an open approach towards mobile operating systems to provide a range of choices for consumers,” said the company in a statement provided to FierceWireless. “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.”

A Huawei executive had earlier said the company would make a smartphone with both Android and Windows Phone on board. The company has effectively cancelled those plans. Huawei noted, however, that it considers Microsoft to be an important business partner and it will continue to support Windows Phone. “As long as the consumers continue to demand Windows, we will continue to supply them.”

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