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[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by Alfman on Tue 4th Mar 2014 14:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Bill Shooter of Bul,

Ubuntu is doing something to allow dual booting between ubuntu phone and android.

And now this. Just wish a universally adopted standard would emerge that would allow everything to just work.

After all the bad press MS subjected itself to by contractually demanding that windows resellers lock users out of bootloaders on ARM UEFI devices, it's not really clear to me that _this one_ will come with an unlocked bootloader. It may be restricted into dual booting the factory pre-configured operating systems and nothing else.

So my question is whether, in addition to dual booting, this will install open or homebrew operating systems? It'd be great if anybody who knows for sure could speak up!

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