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Kinnar
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Re: No need for Dual OS
Kinnar   4/5/2014 2:20:19 AM
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Support for Dual OS means one can change the OS based on need, other way round you can also say after purchasing the hardware you are free to choose which OS you want to use due to the multiple OS support. It does not specifically mean that it has two OS simultaneously running on one device or two OS installed on one device and dynamically used based on need.

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Re: No need for Dual OS
goafrit   4/4/2014 5:40:46 PM
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>> , for them multiple os support will be an attractive feature.

I do not see someone using his phone and in the middle will like to reboot or switch OS. If the option is between iOS and Android, maybe . But even with that, I do not seen the value. Most of the apps are in all the ecosystems.

Kinnar
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Re: No need for Dual OS
Kinnar   4/3/2014 2:22:29 AM
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You are right for consumer market it will not be a good idea, but many smartphone users are technically sound users, for them multiple os support will be an attractive feature.

 

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Re: No need for Dual OS
goafrit   4/2/2014 7:45:55 PM
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Was very strange they even thought about it. In the enterprise, there is chance but in the consumer market, that is a bad idea. Yet, we need to see that some of these firms are looking for a simple differentiator in this crowded market. 

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Re: No need for Dual OS
elctrnx_lyf   3/25/2014 9:01:03 AM
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Start in a day and stop on the next day. looks like the samart phone market is really becoming competetive.

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Re: No need for Dual OS
LarryM99   3/24/2014 3:40:11 PM
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Sometimes a baby is so ugly that the kindest thing that you can do is to strangle it in it's crib. That pretty much sums up what I think of this idea.

AZskibum
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Re: No need for Dual OS
AZskibum   3/23/2014 1:42:50 PM
Agreed. When I first heard of this, I wondered why ordinary consumers would want or need 2 different operating systems on their phones. It was a smart move to drop this before sinking any more money into it.

Kinnar
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Re: No need for Dual OS
Kinnar   3/23/2014 5:38:24 AM
Very wise decision, there in no meaning of having dual OS phone, instead it is required to have an open hardware phone that can support to any OS, Android, Windows or IOS. One can select the OS of his choice and go ahead with the hardware available from the device manufacturer.

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No need for Dual OS
goafrit   3/22/2014 5:54:56 AM
This makes sense as I do not see the value. Unless phones have become laptops, it is not common to be in the Android environment and one missing something to pick in the Windows. Windows is largely work related for Office, etc. So, this "kill" makes sense.



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