March 20, 2014

Huawei Backtracks on Dual-Booting Windows Phone and Android Plans

Huawei revealed last week that the company was planning to bring a dual-booting Windows Phone and Android handset to the US this spring, but it appears plans for such a device have been canceled. In a statement provided to FierceWireless, a Huawei spokesperson says "at this stage there are no plans to launch a dual-OS smartphone in the near future."

The backtracking contradicts statements from Huawei’s chief marketing officer, Shao Yang, last week. Yang claimed the firm was following a "dual OS" strategy with Android and Windows Phone on a single handset. It’s not clear if such a handset was ever in development, or whether Yang simply misspoke. Huawei’s change of heart follows reports that Microsoft and Google have both scuppered...

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