Asus indefinitely delays launch of Dual OS device


Launch plans of the much awaited dual boot devices by Intel has been postponed indefinitely. The Dual OS devices was one of the big launches and was one of the major attractions at the CES 2014. Asus had announced the Transformer Book Duet which is a laptop and tablet convertible which runs on Microsoft’s Windows and Google’s Android operating system.

The device was scheduled to be launched in March 2014 but has been postponed indefinitely. People familiar with the issue have cited strong opposition from Microsoft and Google as the main reason for the delay. The pressure was day by day mounting from both software giants due to which the Taiwan based PC maker was forced to abandon its Transformer Book Duet TD300.

The recent incident has also shown the influence of Google and Microsoft over the manufacturers for the product development. Media reports claimed that Asus issued an internal memo from Asus which says that the company will stop selling the Dual OS Transformer AiO P1801 and the P1802 all-in-one PCs which was launched in 2013.

The new policy does not allow Asus to support the Dual OS products. A similar incident took place in Shanghai in 2012 when a phone which was jointly developed by Acer and Alibaba had to be cancelled.

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