World’s First Dual OS Mobile Phone Coming Soon

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Microsoft recently revealed  India-based Karbonn Mobiles says it plans to create handsets that support both Android and Windows Phone.

The Times of India  reports  that Karbonn signed a licensing agreement with Microsoft and plans to release handsets with dual-boot Android and Windows Phone in around six months time. However it is still not clear what benefit dual-booting two separate operating systems brings, but the devices will reportedly target professionals and tech-savvy consumers.htc8xhero_large_verge_medium_landscape

Karbonn’s first Windows Phone handsets are expected to arrive ahead of the dual-boot versions. “Microsoft has eased the regulations and is opening up its platform for other players. We signed the agreement two days ago and will launch a range of Windows Phones in about three months”, says Karbonn chairman Sudhir Hasija.

Karbonn’s announcement follows rumors that  Microsoft had asked HTC to install Windows Phone as a “separate option” on its Android handsets, with plans to reduce or cut license fees as an incentive. Microsoft is currently finalizing its Windows Phone 8.1 update, which includes dual-SIM and on-screen buttons support. The update will also allow phone makers to produce  phones with just 4GB of storage, a change designed to increase the volume of Windows Phone handsets. Microsoft is expected to release a developer preview version of Windows Phone 8.1 at the company’s Build conference in early April.

Compiling from all sources around the globe, one must say the Build Conference next month is going to be one hell of a Conference. Well expecting more!!!