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Huawei likes Windows Phone. However, it thinks the mobile OS would taste better when served alongside Android. That's why, despite expressing commitment to Microsoft's platform, the company reportedly plans to bring a dual-booting Android/Windows Phone handset to the US sometime this spring.

Here's Huawei Chief Marketing Officer Shao Yang, speaking with TrustedReviews:

“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.”

He goes on to say:

“We think the dual OS can be a new choice for the consumer. It will be on sale in the US in Q2.”

This isn't the first Android/Windows Phone hybrid we've caught wind of. Microsoft has approached multiple manufacturers, including HTC, with an offer to drop the Windows Phone license fee if they ship it as an option on Android devices. That makes this a relatively low stakes endeavor. Still, if this is about consumers, and not about Microsoft, what's the point? In the published portion of the interview, Yang doesn't make this clear.

Huawei may not be the most well-known brand on these shores, but if dual-booting is something you have your heart set on, you shouldn't have too long to wait.

Source: TrustedReviews via The Verge

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

    Hold on I've got a picture of it.

  • Milind Shah

    Why would one want to dual boot windows phone and android? I'm not shitting in WP, but I want to know what WP does that android can't which gives the customer an incentive to buy a dualbooting phone

    • jeff

      maybe the concept is more....manufacture one phone....consumer chooses their OS when they get it?

      • Milind Shah

        Nah I'm pretty sure you'll get both OSes regardless of which one you'll choose

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/ron-amadeo/ Ron Amadeo

    I seriously doubt this will ever be a real thing. Google has squashed Windows/Android dual-boot attempts by other companies and will kill this too. Huawei can expect a phone call in 3...2...

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Yeah unless Huawei doesn't want Google Apps on it, which, stranger things have happened.

      • josuearisty

        Maybe without gapps it could be consider as fork, I think. Somebody please let me know. And we all know google doesnt allow forks.

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