Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Mar 2014 10:49 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Homegrown mobile phone-maker Karbonn Mobiles is all set to launch dual-OS (operating system) devices, which will support both Android and Windows, by June.

The company has just signed the licence agreement with Microsoft to make Windows-based phones and will put this along with its existing Android system to bring out the dual-OS phones in about six months, the company's chairman Sudhir Hasija said.

I wonder what will happen if Google were to resort to the same illegal tactics that Microsoft used to force OEMs into not dual-booting BeOS back in the day.

In the end, I'm just filing this one under 'poetic justice'. Shoe's on the other foot now, Redmond.

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RE: Microsoft lowering the bar?
by Morgan on Mon 3rd Mar 2014 11:53 UTC in reply to "Microsoft lowering the bar?"
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My first thought was "Well, they have an Android phone with the Nokia X, I bet they are exploring dual booting themselves and don't want to be seen as hypocrites." But really, that doesn't make any sense; Microsoft has never cared about overt hypocrisy in the past.

I guess it's just all about the profits after all. They get royalties on Android installs, and licensing fees for WP. Double dipping at its finest.

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