Huawei has been dishing out Windows Phone handsets and aims to continue this partnership with Microsoft into the future. However, the company believes that dual OS smartphones, running Android and Windows Phone, are a better choice.
Windows Phone, as a platform, has shown significant growth in the last year or so. However, it is far behind the likes of Android and iOS. Smartphone vendors want to build handsets which are popular and get sold well. So naturally, Huawei is considering creating dual OS handsets. This will let the company reach out to the Windows Phone as well as Android audience.
Commenting on where Huawei is being headed in the future, the company’s Chief Marketing Officer Shao Yang stated, “Compared with Android, the priority of Windows Phone is much lower but is still one of our choices of OS. We are definitely using a multi OS strategy. If it is Windows only, maybe people will not find it as easy a decision to buy the phone. If they have the Android and Windows together, you can change it as you wish and it is much easier for people to choose Windows Phone.”
Huawei is the world’s third largest smartphone vendor, making it a significant influence in the global smartphone market. The company certainly seems heading for a dual OS future, one that’s reliant on Android and Windows Phone. How this decision may impact Microsoft’s Windows Phone strategy, remains to be seen. But if Windows Phone becomes an Android piggyback in its entirety, that will take away the identity of the OS itself in the long run.
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