Micromax announced its dual boot device Canvas LapTab at CES 2014, which was among the first few devices that can boot on both Android and Windows software. It is already past its expected availability date in India and now it looks like The Micromax Canvas LapTab might not make it to the shelves after all.
According to Wall Street Journal, both Microsoft and Android are not keen on sharing the hardware with rival OS on a single device. Microsoft won’t pay marketing money for windows if the devices ship with other OS on board, which seems logical.
Google also reluctant to allow access to key services like Play Store for dual boot devices, which can be a deal breaker. Canvas Tab features a 10.1 inch IPS LCD display and is powered by 1.46GHz Intel Celeron processor backed by 2 GB RAM and 32 GB storage, expandable up to 64 GB. Other features include 2MP front camera, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, 2 MP front camera and 7400 mAh battery.
The LapTab was supposed to run on both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 JellyBean, but the integration is seamless. Users have to reboot to switch between operating system.
Asus has already postponed Transformer duet and two other dual boot devices. Indian Manufacturers Karbonn had also recently announced at dual boot Android, Windows device, which might also be canceled if the above reports are confirmed. Would you like to use a dual boot Android device? Let us know in the comment section below.
|Display||10.1 Inch IPS LCD|
|Processor||1.46GHz Intel Celeron processor|
|Internal Storage||32 GB, Expandable|
|Price||To be Announced|