Google miffed over Asus dual-OS tablets/laptops, makes it postpone the projectWritten by Manish Singh on March 09, 2014 - 07:37AM @refsrc
At this year’s CES, Asus announced the Transformer Book Duet TD300 which was to run both Android and Windows. It was soon followed by a report from Digitimes which said that Google wasn’t happy with the Taiwanese giant’s new project. According to a new report from Digitimes Research, following Google’s strong dislike towards the dual-OS concept, Asus has now postponed the Transformer Book Duet TD300 project.
Google believes that this unison will do more good to the Windows operating system than to Android. In addition, Google also doesn’t like the fact that only Intel processors are able to run these dual OSs.
Asus, unlike Samsung, isn’t in a position to upset Google and still stay friends with it. However, Intel had tied up with Asus earlier this year and will be providing its support throughout 2014. Asus is in a dilemma over whether to make its reliable hardware partner happy, or side with the software one. So whether Asus will try venturing into this project again is something we will find out only as the year progresses.
Meanwhile, as Google notes, the dual OS project would have definitely helped Microsoft’s Windows tablets to bloom. Asus hasn’t officially offered any statement yet. We will update the post as we learn more.