Huawei plans to sell phone running both Android and Windows Phone later this year

According to TrustedReviews, Huawei is looking to launch a phone running both Android and Windows Phone in the U.S. in the second quarter of this year. Shao Yang, Huawei’s Chief Marketing Officer, told TrustedReviews that the company is continuing to support Windows Phone, but it is a better prospect when offered alongside Android as a part of a dual OS device.

Shao Yang has stated:

With Windows Phone, one direction for us – and one that we are now following – is dual OS. Dual OS as in Android and Windows together.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.

We haven’t seen Windows Phone devices from Huawei lately, but they’re one of the companies announced as new Windows Phone hardware partners during Mobile World Congress.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of dual-OS smartphones. Karbonn Mobiles, a handset maker based in India, is also set to launch dual-OS smartphones supporting both Android and Windows Phone by June this year.

Are you interested in buying a dual-OS phone? Let us know why or why not in the comments!

Source: TrustedReviews

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