1. iAdrian23's Avatar
    I'm just wondering whether or not I am the only one wanting a phone that could run both WP and Android. From what I can remember there were rumors of HTC release a phone with this ability. However, until now it did not see the light of the day.

    I am indeed a WP fan, but I would switch every now and then between them due to apps, or just boredom.

    I'm curious about the likelihood of this and also if it is going to take ~5GB of storage to hold both OSes or not!

    Anyone willing to enlighten me?
    01-10-2014 07:57 AM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    I doubt you'll ever see it from a phone manufacturer. Over at XDA I have seen people who have hacked their phones to dual and/or triple boot their LinuxOS phones. One guy could boot Android, Firefox and Ubuntu.
    01-10-2014 08:19 AM
  3. Pete's Avatar
    Pretty much no chance of this, especially considering how few people would buy a hybrid device. And the people who do would inevitably want to share data between the two systems...

    I saw a story of a dual boot tablet at CES though.
    01-10-2014 08:27 AM
  4. jmshub's Avatar
    And of course, the carriers' worst fears is one of these phones being purchased by an average user who has enough trouble with one OS on their phone and having the complexity of bootloaders before the OS loads, and then of course, two separate OSs could be a tech support disaster.
    01-10-2014 08:32 AM
  5. iAdrian23's Avatar
    If they made it possible for the tablet/laptop, I don't see why it cannot be possible for phones as well.
    The phone could ask you everytime you boot it up what OS are you going to use. And customers aren't that dumb (not to know what dual boot is...)
    01-10-2014 09:38 AM

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