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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Real Windows
by geleto on Mon 3rd Mar 2014 16:42 UTC
geleto
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2005-07-06

They should use an Intel SOC and automatically switch from Android to a real Windows when the phone is connected to a docking station.
I am sure some day Apple will go that route with iOS and OSX - a cheap Mac mini for the masses.

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RE: Real Windows
by darknexus on Mon 3rd Mar 2014 17:04 in reply to "Real Windows"
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2008-07-15

Problem with that is a lot of us don't want to have to do double configuration, which we would if our phone auto-switched os on us when docked.

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