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 glarepate on Mon 3rd Mar 2014 16:32 UTC in reply to "Microsoft lowering the bar?"
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They do that only now because only now did any manufacturer agree to go along with them on it.

They tried to get HTC to do this last year. They proposed a low to no-cost license fee if they would offer dual OS phones. HTC told them no.

Karbonn has told them yes. So only now will it happen.

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