Alcatel Announces Phones Able to Run Android, Firefox OS and Windows Phone
Most personal computers can run multiple operating systems right out of the box. However, things get a bit trickier when considering smartphones. Only a few devices can run more than one OS and this is usually achieved through some really advanced reverse engineering and hacking.
Alcatel, which recently acquired the Palm brand, has started the year with a big announcement. The OEM is going to release its new Pixi 3 phone series able to run three operating systems independently: Android, Windows Phone, and Firefox OS. The Pixi 3 comes in four variants: three LTE models with 4, 4.5 and 5 inches in size respectively, and one with a 3.5-inch display and 3G connectivity. The smallest handset should have only one operating system to select.
The hardware specs for these wallet-friendly phones from Alcatel remains unknown. Although we don’t expect to see the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, these phones will still become solid mid-range devices. Alcatel’s goal is standardizing the user experience for users, who can now have their favorite operating system on all of their commonly used devices.
Alcatel definitely has experience with every operating system, however, it’s uncertain exactly how this company will deliver the different operating systems to users. Nonetheless, we are excited to find out more, as the new phones will officially be unveiled at the upcoming CES 2015.
[via The Verge]