Although it seems that “bigwigs” like Google or Microsoft have everything under their control, there are certain aspects of the world of technology that are beyond their control and that make them quite nervous. The unstoppable technological breakthrough goes on and now, the creators of the big systems face a feature that they believe is detrimental to their interests. This feature is called dual boot.
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Microsoft and Google pressure on manufacturers
The dual boot or dual boot is the ability of a device to load more than one operating system on the same hardware.
A tablet or computer with dual boot and two systems such as Android and Windows is a very interesting option and makes the device much more compatible and versatile. But that does not please Google and Microsoft , for whom the positioning and dominance of the operating system becomes essential, and pressure manufacturers to not launch products with this feature, as they do not see well that their system Is sold as standard on a device that includes the competing system.
Neither the Redmond nor Google Company has confirmed or denied anything about it, but several sources say they are not willing to support products that offer dual boot features.
Position on dual boot of the manufacturers
On the other hand are manufacturers, one of the biggest promoters of dual boot is Intel, who is interested in distributing their processors and suffered a blow when Asus decided to cancel the commercialization of its new flagship product, called “Transformer Book Duet” that Contained a dual boot with Windows and Android. Asus gave in due to pressure from Google and Microsoft and now Intel is looking for allies to make deaf ears and launch products to market with their processors like Ramos i10 Pro.
Currently the few who are deaf ears are Chinese manufacturers, willing to take the chop with the exclusivity they can offer. It is possible that little by little large manufacturers bet on a dual boot and finally be Google and Microsoft who give their arm to cheer. Time will tell.
Personally, I think it is a good option since both systems have their advantages and disadvantages, and having both in one product can help to fill the needs of both, and this would end up benefiting the user, who unfortunately of a Form and another is often harmed.