Huawei is prepping a dual-boot hybrid smartphone for the US customers, which may encourage users to adopt Windows Phone platform over rivals.
Huawei, the third largest smartphone maker in the world is planning a smartphone powered by both Android and Windows Phone operating systems. The special dual-boot smartphone will go on sale, in starting of the second quarter of this year in the U.S.
It’s not known yet, what will the name of the new Huawei’s hybrid phone? but a Huawei executive, in an interview has confirmed that it will allow users to change the operating system depending on their wish to take advantage of both platform all together in a single device.
The executive touted again, “We are still committed to making Windows Phone devices” and explains the motivation behind this choice continuing with “If it is Windows only, maybe people will not find it as easy a decision to buy the phone. If they have the Android and Windows together, you can change it as you wish and it is much easier for people to choose Windows Phone,”
Huawei has already released the W1 with Windows Phone in the U.S., but Nokia is still the king of this segment of the market. Currently, Nokia Lumia seems to be only smartphone series that is grabbing the attention of the customers. Therefore, Huawei is looking to diversify its offerings with this new hybrid smartphone, which is expected to arrive with Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade.
Although, we shouldn’t forget, recently Google has reportedly intervened in Asus dual-boot hybrid TD300 tablet that forced the Taiwanese company to postpone their idea. So, do not be surprised if this phone ever be released.