Google and Microsoft reportedly forbid dual-OS devices

Posted on Friday, Mar 14 2014 @ 11:56 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Engadget heard via WSJ that not only Google but also Microsoft is pressuring ASUS to cancel its dual-OS device plans. The launch of the Transformer Book Duet TD300 dual-OS device has reportedly been shelved and sales of two existing dual-OS products, the P1801 and P1802 All-in-One PCs are to be suspended.
The WSJ report tallies with an earlier rumor from DigiTimes, and it also claims that sales of two of ASUS's existing dual-OS products, the the P1801 and P1802 all-in-one PCs, are to be suspended due to Microsoft's "new policy" of not supporting dual-boot systems. On the other hand, none of this really jibes with rumors from the smartphone side of the market, where Microsoft is reportedly willing to try anything in order to boost the popularity of the mobile version of Windows.

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