The biggest surprise of the year, something that many are looking forward to is the launch of dual-boot Windows and Android phones. Yes, a phone that will run both Windows and Android operating systems. How is that going to help us? Is it just a fad or will it truly stick?
Having two operating systems isn’t easy; anyone who has ever tried it will tell you that. Usually people need two operating systems to satisfy various needs, but never just for fun, because two operating systems are not fun. When it comes to dual screens on your phone, like the new Yotaphone has, two is indeed better.
Intel has launched a new project that might give us an insight on these up and coming dual-boot phones that are coming this year by creating a dual-booting PC called Felix. They’ve managed to make it easy to switch between operating system, with only the push of a button. While we can see the utility of a dual operating system on a PC, how about a mobile phone? Would dual-boot Windows and Android phones help us or get in the way of going about our daily business?
Dual-boot Windows and Android Phones – Their Utility
Some reports, such as the Times of India, are revealing that Microsoft and Karbonn Mobiles have signed an agreement and are planning of realizing dual-boot Windows and Android phones in the following months. It is a strategy that Nokia has followed, by breaking away (for a bit) from making Windows phones and launching its Nokia X line of three phones which run Android making those Nokia’s first Android phones.
The dual-OS phones could be out as early as June and the target audience will be the tech-savvy consumers and the office professionals. Taking a closer look at the Karbonn Mobiles Company reveals their interest in the augmented reality area. With this in mind, we might see the use of dual-boot Windows and Android phones.
Other than that, what might be the benefits of running two operating systems on your phone? After all, most of the people use their phone for talking, messaging, checking their emails, browsing the web and taking photos. That can easily be done with only one operating system.
What are your thoughts on this matter? Do you see the need for dual-boot Windows and Android phones?