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justin-goldberg
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justin-goldberg,
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3/13/2014 | 3:13:46 PM
Google is now Microsoft?
The irony of Google trying to block phones that can run Android and the Windows Phone OS is that Microsoft tried to stop Intel and various OEMs from dual-booting BeOS in the 1990s.
melgross
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melgross,
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3/13/2014 | 3:15:54 PM
What is this?
What does this mean? Is it Android, or AOSP? AOSP isn't really Android, as it has none of Android's services or any of Google's apps. It also can't use the Google Play store. As far as I know, a company can use AOSP with Win Phone, if they like, but not "real" Android. AOSP is the way Nokia, or Microsoft is going.
kafantaris
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kafantaris,
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3/13/2014 | 3:16:32 PM
Dual-OS Android-Windows Smartphone.
Now we're talking.
Michael Endler
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Michael Endler,
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3/13/2014 | 3:19:10 PM
Re: What is this?
Great point, melgross. I'm hoping Huawei can clarify that for us. We asked them for comment this morning and were told we'd hear back-- but no word yet. I'll post an update when we have more information from Huawei.

 

Thomas Claburn
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3/13/2014 | 5:12:48 PM
Re: What is this?
I can't see why a dual-boot phone would be useful beyond allowing Microsoft to include it in Windows Phone sales stats.


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