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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  • Parousia

    What an awful first paragraph windows phone is actually growing in Europe faster than the seemingly rather stagnant android.

    Also why is putting an os on another phone a desperate move? Do you say the same for chrome or Linux?

  • jakester5200

    But it’s still a pile of s**t OS, it will never best Android unless MS do something truly revolutionary with the OS, which as it seems there is nothing to really shout out about at the moment.

  • Parousia

    Well I’m enjoying it. Its a refreshing change and incredibly capable and as a self employed businessman who needs to keep connected I certainly dont feel like I’m missing out or using a “pile of s**t OS”. To each their own i guess.

  • Johan Spånberg

    Uhm… It bested Android in user experience when it was launched.

  • Johan Spånberg

    When I think about desperate… I think about Google and their Chrome Browser/OS-thing… They’re trying to infect unknowing people with their OS through offering a “free browser”… Filthy business.

  • http://www.staska.net Staska

    One or two quarters of limited growth, from such small numbers, in one region of the world, after 3 years of trying and billions invested – the results are tragic.

    And OEMs experimenting with alternative OSes, dual-boot devices, etc; – it’s heir business. Even for a start up looking to jumpstart their efforts, piggy-backing on established competitors offerings-is a smart business.

    For a company like Microsoft, to start piggy-backing on Android, now – looks desperate, and is a desperate measure and an implicit admission that Windows RT/Windows Phone can not make it on their own.

  • Mike E. Delta

    The main reason Android has done so well, is the pervasive nature of it’s availability, parity with the look and feel of iOS and the zero-cost customization OEMs have been able to enjoy with it…so not really revolutionary, just cheap. =p

  • Ben A

    its bullshit don’t listen. that’s not true. like Microsoft is desperate and scared of GOOGLE ANDROID. HAHAHAH NOT. BITCH PLEASE GOOGLE ZEALOTS GET LOST

  • Joe Belifore

    But it’s still crap, windows phone that is

  • Ben A

    ITS GOOGLE WHO IS DESPRATE. LOOK AT CHROME OS ON CHROME APP ON WINDOWS 8. HAHAHAH GOOGLE LOL.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2052194/hands-on-googles-metro-browser-preview-sneaks-chrome-os-into-windows-8.html

  • nabberuk

    what the hell is going on with the font for the “posted by….” bit, it’s awful!!

  • Joe Belifore

    No, it’s just better and more customisable than what you can do with some tiles. What happens when you don’t want tiles, what then? Not much room for improvement is there.

  • Ben A

    YOU MEAN CRAPDROID.

  • nabberuk

    comes across as a very amateur article.

  • Joe Belifore

    Nope, it’s still better than the piece of crap that is Windows Phone. Aww, poor fanboy, can’t get used to the fact that 79% of the the world’s mobile pie belongs to Android.

  • Ben A

    SORRY WHO ARE YOU. ANDROID FAG. ANDROID UGLY BLOATED WIGETS. WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DONT WANT GENERIC WIGETS, DONT TELL ME YOU CAN TURN YOUR ANDROID PHONE INTO A WINDOWS PHONE. HAHAHA ITS NOT A WINDOWS PHONE. ITS A LAGDROID. ENJOY A POORS MANS PHONE

  • Joe Belifore

    Wow, go screw yourself and jump off a cliff

  • Ben A

    NOPE THAT PIECE OF CRAP ANDROID RUNNING 79% OF THE WORLDS SMARTPHONE IS LIKE INDIA BILLION POPULATION IN A SHANTI TOWN.

  • Ben A

    AAAWWW BUTTHURT ANDROID FAG

  • Joe Belifore

    Nope, that piece of crap is the thing coming out of your mouth, learn to speak properly you illiterate piece of garbage. You sound like you come from a third world dump.

  • Joe Belifore

    Like do you jack off at windows phone articles and hit the reply button as soon as a new reply comes up, lol, what a retarded oaf you are.

  • Ben A

    THAT PILE OF SHIT OS IS ANDROID. ITS ALEARDY BEST CRAPDROID AND REVOULTIONARY. WHATS SO REVOULTIONARY ABOUT CRAPDROID = OOOOOOOH WIDGETS. LOVELY. THERE IS NOTHING TO SHOUD REVOULTIONARY ABOUT ANDROID

  • Ben A

    AWWWWW. GO JACK OFF ANDROID CRAP. LOOK HOW RETARDED YOU LOOK ON THE INTERNET. BUTTHURT ANDROID FAG

  • Ben A

    NOPE THAT PICECE OF CRAP IS COMING OUT OF YOUR ANDROID. LEARN ABOUT REAL TECH NOT JUNK TECH = ANDROID. STUPID FAGGOT DUMP CUNT.

  • Ben A

    GOOD THAT PILE OF SHIT OS IS ANDROID.

  • Ben A

    CORRECT FUCK GOOGLE
    FUCK CHROME
    FUCK CRAPDROID

  • Joe Belifore

    Me butthurt? Aww, what an oaf. Is that why you have the inability to switch off your caps lock looking like a total tool and feel the need to reply to my every comment? You do disservice for Windows Phone fans with your shouting antics. Ha ha, what an absolute loser, you still living in mummy’s basement?

  • Ben A

    AHHAHAHAH BULLTSHIT ANSWER. RESEACH BEFORE YOU SPEAK SHIT. LIKE MS GOING TO PIGGY FUCK CRAPDROID. LOVELY. LOOK HOW DESPRATE GOOGLE IS.

  • Ben A

    GO JACK OFF ANDROID CRAP

  • Ben A

    WHOS THE LOSER TRYING TO PRENTEND HE IS JOE BELFORE WINDOWS PHONE MANAGER. HAHAHAHA YOU FOOLISH BUTTHURT TOOL.

  • Ben A

    CRAP AND BS ARTICLE. MOVE ON!!!

  • Joe Belifore

    You should really tell yourself that everytime you stare into that monitor and shout with the caps lock on, lol!

  • Ben A

    GO JACK OFF ANDROID SHIT!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAH FAKE ASS JOE HOE. GO SUCK ANDROIDS SHIT
    I LOVE CAPS BITCH!!!!

  • Joe Belifore

    My name is Joe Belifore, I just happen to have the same name as him. Got a problem with that? Oh wow, a coincidence, I happen to know some arrogant little bunk also called Ben.

  • Joe Belifore

    lol,you really make yourself look bad, stop trying, please. Is that all you can resort to, name calling swearing, fair enough if it makes you feel like a big man but in reality a lost little boy with flid like tendencies.

  • Ben A

    YOUR NAME IS NOT JOE BELIFORE. SO FUCK OFF. LITTLE CUNT TWAT LOOK AT YOU TRYING TO BE A WANNABE. GO AND LEARN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING THEN I TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY. WANT TO BE LIKE JOE BELIFORE, STOP FUCKING AROUND AND LEARN SOME SOFTWARE ENGINERRING. TOOL

  • Ben A

    GO SUCK ANDROIDS SHIT. STOP TRYING PLEASE. MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER TO TROLL AROUND. WHOS LOOK BAD NOW, YOU!!

  • Joe Belifore

    Wow, you really are so intelligent, so not only are you a disgrace to windows phone fans you also have an ability to carry out an argument without resorting to some kind of homophobic remark like some spoilt little brat,

  • Joe Belifore

    SHOUD, it’s shout you illiterate fail, man what a complete joke you are. You really don’t realise how much of a fool you are making yourself look.

  • Ben A

    AWWW!!! LOVE THAT. YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO THE ANDROID COMMUNITY AND FANS.

  • Ben A

    YOU FAILED. SO FUCK OFF, WITH YOUR PILE OF SHIT ANDROID. JOKER.!!!! WHOS THE FOOL, THATS YOU!

  • Joe Belifore

    Take a lesson in grammar and better your social skills, with an attitude like that i’m pretty sure no tech company in their right mind would even consider you. I’m surprised you know how to use a keyboard. Who’s typing, you or your bratty little sibling. Oh wait…..

  • Ben A

    AWWWWWW!!!!!! BUTTHURT. SO FUCK OFF. WHO ARE YOU. JOE BELIFAG FAKEY. YOU ARE NO TECH MAN. SO YOU DONT KNOW JACK SHIT ABOUT ME OR WP AND WP FANS. DONT BE SUPRISED FAGGOT.

  • Ben A

    JOE BELIFORE FAKEY IS A FAGGOT THAT FAG BELOW ME.
    !!!!!!!!!

  • Joe Belifore

    Oh, but I am not trolling, sir. I am simply giving an opinion that not everyone likes Windows Phone and not everyone will like Google. We live in a free society and are allowed to express our opinion, you want everyone what you do and if they don’t, you resort to name calling and swearing. Yeah, pretty intelligent guy you are.

  • Ben A

    STOP TRYING PLEASE TROLL. NOT EBERYBODY LIKES ANDROID TOO SO I LIVE IN A FREE SOCIETY TOO AND IM ALLOWED TO EXPRESS MY OPINON.
    UNITELLGENT CUNT. SO YOU CAN FUCK OFF NOW.

  • Joe Belifore

    How, I haven’t resorted to insulting indian or it’s people or even the gay community, you on the other hand are a disgrace to this entire message board discussion. You are no tech fan, you are simply here to troll.

  • Ben A

    DONT TELL ME SHIT. I LOVE TECH AND YOUR THE TROLL. SO FUCK OFF TWAT

  • Joe Belifore

    It’s pretty obvious you are not the sharpest tool in the box. Oh dear, swear one more time and the moderator might have to reign in on your foul rhetoric and ban this discussion board.

  • Joe Belifore

    Aww, learn to smile child, ha ha.