Huawei Backtracks, Says No Plans To Release A Dual OS Smartphone

Just last week we reported that Huawei is planning to sell dual OS smartphones in the coming months. Today, they denied their plans saying that at this stage there are no plans to launch a dual-OS smartphone in the near future.

Last week, Shao Yang, Huawei’s Chief Marketing Officer said, “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 think the dual OS can be a new choice for the consumer. It will be on sale in the US in Q2.”

A Huawei spokeswoman has now confirmed to Fierce Wireless that the company’s plans have changed since Yang made the above comments. However, Microsoft is still a key global partner of Huawei Consumer Business Group and Huawei plans to release new Windows Phones in 2014. They said that as long as the consumers continue to demand Windows, they will continue to supply them.

Source: FW


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