Intel Says We Won’t See Tons of Android and Windows Dual-Devices Anytime Soon

January 8, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

According to Intel’s Tablet general manager, we shouldn’t be expecting  devices running both Android and Windows 8.1 anytime soon. Even though the general manager is keen on selling chips for devices running both OS’s. This is in the face of Android’s overwhelming popularity in mobile devices, and seeing plenty of dual-OS devices at CES this year and various trade shows in 2013. Mostly from Samsung and ASUS. Intel’s Tablet General Manager, Erik Reid, uses the term “exploring” as the operative word with these Dual-OS devices.

This is one of the advantages Intel has, their chips are capable of running both Android and Windows 8.1. And as you’d expect, they are looking to exploit that in as many feasible ways as possible. Intel’s customers, are looking into the technology, but it’s still not clear how many of them will actually commit to it. When we say “Intel’s customers” we are referring to OEMs like ASUS, Samsung, HTC, LG, etc.”They’re exploring, they’re trying to understand opportunities, the usage models [but] most of the devices you’ll see in the market will be Windows specific or Android specific, but you’ll certainly see some experiments,” Reid stated to CNET today in an interview at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas.

We’ve seen a couple of products announced in the past 6 or so months that have both Android and Windows. But I haven’t really seen any of them hit the market. Which makes me think that Erik Reid is correct, of course he is the one working at Intel, so why wouldn’t he be right? I’d love for my next tablet to be able to run both Android and Windows, and I mean full Windows not RT. But will it happen? Who knows, it’s definitely something I’d love to see, how about the rest of you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.