Vivo believed to be working on Windows Dual-boot phone after leaks


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Vivo are a brand regarded highly for their Android smartphone, that year after year redefine top-of-the-range. However as the Android market get’s a little crowded the parent company of Oppo looks toward Windows for the future!

Well that’s at least what the rumours, and these purported leaks are suggesting. Spotted earlier today over on Chinese tech site MyDrivers, the images and video below are thought to show a prototype Vivo phone under testing.

The Video (available here) itself doesn’t really show us all that much other than half a phone screen and Windows Mobile icons flicking around the display. By the looks of it the phone is running Windows 8.1 and the phone itself could be a 5-inch device and looks similar to the Vivo X5L.

Chinese sites are claiming the phone will be a dual boot device which can also boot in to Android, a first for Vivo!

Vivo aren’t the only Chinese smartphone looking at alternate operating systems. Meizu have Ubuntu in the works and sources claim that Xiaomi are developing their own MIUI OS. Which other phone makers do you think would benefit from using other operating systems?

Thanks to Simon for the tip!

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22 Comments

  1. eliHd
    September 23, 2014

    If this is true this May be my next smartphone.

  2. antidumb
    September 23, 2014

    how to make sure it’s dualboot? how if this just launcher?

  3. eliHd
    September 23, 2014

    If this is true this May be my next smartphone.

  4. balcobomber25
    September 23, 2014

    No better way to kill your company than to go with Windows….

    • FireLord
      September 24, 2014

      Lemme guess you use XP?

      • balcobomber25
        September 25, 2014

        Nope, haven’t used Windows in many years. For my home computer I have a Chromebook, for work I have a Macbook with Ubuntu.

    • September 24, 2014

      If it’s dual boot I don’t see the danger… Although I wouldn’t purchase a windows phone since it hasn’t aldiko app it would be nice to have the option.

  5. Akimitsui
    September 23, 2014

    MIUI OS? now that really caught my attention.

  6. Guest
    September 24, 2014

    how to make sure it’s dualboot? how if this just launcher?

  7. balcobomber25
    September 24, 2014

    No better way to kill your company than to go with Windows….

    • FireLord
      September 24, 2014

      Lemme guess you use XP?

    • ReinoldFZ .
      September 25, 2014

      If it’s dual boot I don’t see the danger… Although I wouldn’t purchase a windows phone since it hasn’t aldiko app it would be nice to have the option.

    • balcobomber25
      September 25, 2014

      Nope, haven’t used Windows in many years. For my home computer I have a Chromebook, for work I have a Macbook with Ubuntu.

  8. Akimitsui
    September 24, 2014

    MIUI OS? now that really caught my attention.

  9. wvw
    September 24, 2014

    Wow… great news if it uses the same soc as X5L it will be the first windows phone on a mediatek soc. The OS will fly on that soc

  10. Guest
    September 24, 2014

    Wow… great news if it uses the same soc as X5L it will be the first windows phone on a mediatek soc. The OS will fly on that soc

  11. D4U
    September 24, 2014

    You all are so “clever”… Really not getting the point? The future of chinese branded smartphones just begun…

  12. geronimonster
    September 24, 2014

    Why?

  13. Guest
    September 25, 2014

    You all are so “clever”… Really not getting the point? The future of chinese branded smartphones just begun…

  14. geronimonster
    September 25, 2014

    Why?

  15. eliHd
    October 20, 2014

    VIVO and OPPO is own by the same company! They are very bad at software support .i.e oppo find 7 is just got kitkat 4.4.2 whilst other phone already have 4.4.4 when they came out and going to Lollipop. #NeverBuyOppoAgain

  16. eliHd
    October 20, 2014

    VIVO and OPPO is own by the same company! They are very bad at software support .i.e oppo find 7 is just got kitkat 4.4.2 whilst other phone already have 4.4.4 when they came out and going to Lollipop. #NeverBuyOppoAgain