Microsoft asked Samsung and Huawei for Windows on Android devices too. Dual-boot Galaxy Tab in the works

When I first heard that Microsoft was talking to HTC about loading Windows Phone on Android devices, it sounded crazy and desperate. But it is actually happening. Microsoft is really that desperate to do something, anything to create at least an illusion growth of Windows on mobile devices.

Furthermore, HTC is not the only vendor Microsoft went to with the offer. They are asking Samsung and Huawei the same thing too. And are offering Windows Phone OS for smartphones and Windows RT for tablets, for free plus compensation for necessary adaptation costs.

Samsung already has a dual-boot Galaxy Tab 2014 Edition with Android and Windows RT on board. It’s one of Sammy’s large tablets (probably 12″+), about the size of  A4 paper sheet. It is very thin, with very good metal imitation plastic chassis and “crazy good” retina class display. The tablet is very fast and, according to people who played with it, the whole dual-boot concept works rather well.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2014 edition my render

Render of Galaxy Tab 10.1

 

This info comes from Mobile Review’s Eldar Murtazin, who was the first to break the news that Microsoft is going to merge Windows Phone and Windows RT in Windows 9, and the first one to tell us about NVIDIA reference design tablets early this year.

He also now reiterated that there will be app compatibility break in Win 9, and also major changes in overall User Experience. Which means Metro UI is getting a major overhaul too.

Source: Mobile-Review, Digestive (mp3 in Russian)

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • Joe Belifore

    I also know that the average Windows Phone fan has an intelligence and intellect that far exceeds your own and doesn’t need to resort to anti-gay name calling. You aren’t even offending me, you are only making yourself look bad.

  • Joe Belifore

    Failed at what exactly? For having a differing opinion. My God, if Ben A doesn’t like something then we must all be evil f**s and t****s who don’t know anything about technology. Ha ha, funny guy.

  • Joe Belifore

    What does the A stand for, ass? Ha ha!

  • Joe Belifore

    I think it’s your keyboard that I’m concerned about resembling a pile of feces that needs wiping from all that spitting and swearing, lol!

  • Johan Spånberg

    You do know no OS has higher customer-satisfaction right?

  • NGM123

    This site has stooped to a new low allowing the disgusting, childish and aggressive posts from both sides to go on unabated.

  • leeyiankun

    +1020 for the truth.

  • leeyiankun

    If MS is desperate, then what state is BB in?

    If they’re doing all they can to gain marketshare, then they’re desperate.
    If they’re not doing all they can, then they’re stupid.

    You just can’t win with the press nowadays.

  • leeyiankun

    I love how you don’t disguised your trollish nature by using a well known microsoft name.

  • leeyiankun

    Piggybacking? Are you talking about Chrome-OS like virus implementation in Win8?

    On a side note, is Unwired view – an Onion version of Wired?