Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Mar 2014 11:16 UTC
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A large reason for the halt of sales, says the memo, is Microsoft has a "new policy" of not supporting dual-OS products. Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy, told us in January that "Microsoft does not want [dual-OS devices] to happen," and now tells The Wall Street Journal that "Google wants all-Android devices" as well.

While I doubt many consumers are waiting for dual-boot devices, I personally would love to have a tablet that boots both Android and Windows 8. It's a shame that's not going to happen.

I do wonder why the policy is proclaimed to be "new". Microsoft has always fought dual-booting products tooth and nail.

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RE: Good riddance
by tkeith on Fri 14th Mar 2014 13:20 UTC in reply to "Good riddance "
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I don't even see how anyone would use it. Maybe something like bluestack, but google wouldn't sanction that anyway. The only way to bring Android apps to Windows that might work is if Microsoft built it in and controlled ran their own app store ala Nokia X. And visa-versa with Android/Google. The average user isn't going to go hunting for apks to install on their windows machine.

The average user will not use a dual boot device, it will likely be in one OS all the time.

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RE[2]: Good riddance
by Temcat on Fri 14th Mar 2014 13:36 in reply to "RE: Good riddance "
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It would be extremely useful for me if implemented properly. I don't want a Windows Metro tablet for purely touch stuff but don't mind an Android one. OTOH, from time to time I need to get some work done in conditions where a laptop is impractical. That way I could have had the best of both worlds: mainly Android tablet which I could also use for working with specialized Windows software when needed. The boot time would be irrelevant for me in this case since reboots would not be that frequent.

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