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How Google and Microsoft are forcing OEMs to cancel dual-booting products

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Mar
2014

After a couple of reports from Taiwan suggested that Google may be posing significant opposition to Asus’ plans to ship the dual-booting Android/Windows Transformer Book Duet tablet/laptop combo, a new story from the Wall Street Journal reveals that Microsoft is equally interested in stopping such projects. Thus, the Transformer Book Duet, one of the interesting new devices unveiled at CES 2014, has been “indefinitely postponed,” according to sources familiar with the matter. Apparently neither Google nor Microsoft wants to give users access to an operating system from the competition. Previous reports said that Google is worried Microsoft’s Windows Phone share will grow thanks to dual-booting devices, and the Journal says the Redmond-based giant doesn’t want Android to establish a foothold

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