Windows + Android: So China Did It Right First

Today: Microsoft debating Android app support for Windows Phones

According to a former Microsoft employee, the biggest priority for Microsoft this time around is to “stop the leakage” and prevent Android and iOS users from completely abandoning Microsoft’s operating system. Apparently, this has led Microsoft to discuss whether or not Android apps should be allowed to run on Windows Phones.

Annnnd … December 4:

Which I covered in When Translation Goes Wrong

I wonder what Hendrickson, who has experienced Android + Windows on at least two tablets, thinks of this move?

And since Windows 10 is a unified system, what’s to prevent the same Android + Windows scheme on Windows tablets, as with China?

Surface + Android? Eight-inch dual-boot tablets arriving in brick & mortar stores?

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One response to “Windows + Android: So China Did It Right First

  1. definitio

    I don’t know about Hendriksen, but myself having experienced Windows in a tablet, I don’t see myself ever going back to Android.

    Before the tablet used to be a botched MID (Media Internet Device), because even browsing was somewhat painful.

    Now with Windows my tablet (Teclast Air II) feels like almost low cost laptop replacement.
    First of all internet browsing is now a Joy above expectations, i would say it beats my desktop (really).
    IE 11 is so well coded for Win8, I can open 50 tabs and it will still be so light and fast and if I let it sleep the consumption is minimal, equal to all suspended apps, i.e. 0,1MB of RAM or something.

    The compatibility of Intel platform and OS with devices makes it so versatile. I can just plug in any device I could possibly want and it will function as expected.

    – I connected a scanner and used it to scan documents, use OCR and edit the texts.
    – It recognized my Wifi printer when I connected on the home network automatically, it proposed the installation of drivers via Windows update and voila, I could now easily print documents.
    – I used the tablet to connect failing HDD drives and check their health and run “regenerate” surface programs.
    – I used my tablet to flash another ROM for my android smartphone.

    It is just an awesomely upgraded experience.

    Two things prevent this tablet now from being a proper laptop replacement
    – The low RAM: With another 2GB it would be great
    – The low-speed eMMC: even with a low-cost SSD, it would just take off.

    I just can’t wait for the Core M tablets to be released. I was saving money for an ultrabook laptop, now I am looking forward for the properly fanless Core M devices.

    Performance without fan noise? Count me in!!

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