Are there any phones with two operating systems?

Dr.Sunil Vaswani June 4, 2013
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Are dual operating system phones available? If yes, what are it’s advantages and disadvantages

  1. susendeep dutta
    June 5, 2013 at 11:12 am

    There is one phone Fujitsu LOOX F-07C which dual boots Symbian and Windows 7(PC OS).

    The advantage of this phone was that you would be carrying a netbook like device in small form factored size and disadvantage was poor performance and battery life due to Intel processor.Although,the phone would switch to Symbian if it detects low battery.

    • Dr.Sunil Vaswani
      June 6, 2013 at 4:34 am

      Do both OS apps occupy Random access memory at same time?

    • susendeep dutta
      June 7, 2013 at 7:10 am

      I searched for this and couldn't found any evidence to support that apps from both OS doesn't occupy any RAM simultaneously.With 256 MB RAM,I don't think there would be much enough space left for Symbian to occupy to run simultaneously.

    • Dr.Sunil V
      June 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      Thanks

      That is lot of research

  2. Chris Marcoe
    June 5, 2013 at 12:01 am

    I love the site Lifehacker. they have a bunch of great stuff on there. this article is how to install more than one OS on an android phone.

    http://lifehacker.com/5826050/how-to-dual-boot-multiple-roms-on-your-android-phone

    • Dr.Sunil Vaswani
      June 6, 2013 at 4:37 am

      Thanks for relevant search

      I would check

      Can you tell what are minimum processor and random access memory requirements to install WP8 on Android phone and vice versa?

    • susendeep dutta
      June 7, 2013 at 7:05 am

      In order for proper functioning,the minimum requirements must be 512 MB RAM and 1 GHz processor.

    • Dr.Sunil V
      June 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      Thanks Chris and Susendeep

  3. ha14
    June 4, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    they are available if you made them yourself, advantage you can use some applications/games available in one OS and not available on the other, disadvantage well it depends on the phone hardware specifications...problems in booting if something wrong goes with the boot manager...

    How to Dual Boot Multiple ROMs on Your Android Phone
    http://lifehacker.com/5826050/how-to-dual-boot-multiple-roms-on-your-android-phone

    Fujitsu F-07C Mobile Phone
    http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2011/07/21/fujitsu-to-launch-windows-7-phone-on-july-23rd/
    has both a phone mode, and a Windows 7 mode,

    Dual-Boot Windows Mobile Phone and Google Android with Gen.Y DualBOOT and Haret
    http://www.mydigitallife.info/dual-boot-windows-mobile-phone-and-google-android-with-gen-y-dualboot-and-haret/

    Install And Dual Boot Multiple ROMs On Android Phone With BootManager [Root Only]
    http://www.redmondpie.com/install-and-dual-boot-multiple-roms-on-android-phone-with-bootmanager-root-only/

    • Dr.Sunil Vaswani
      June 6, 2013 at 4:36 am

      Thanks

      Good answer as you have been usually putting time and energy sincerely on this forum

      Can WP8 OS be installed in Android phone?
      If yes, would it reduce Random access memory available than when only Android is installed?

    • ha14
      June 6, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      you will need two ROM compatible dual boot not to mention hardware requirements. Windows mobile 8 and Android are two completely different OS

    • susendeep dutta
      June 7, 2013 at 7:03 am

      Sunil,

      Dual booting Windows phone 8 and Android would be possible(unlikely) only on Snapdragon processor embedded phones especially the Snapdragon S4 and 400 one.

    • Dr.Sunil V
      June 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      Thanks to both ha14 and to susendeep for your replies

      I read about Transformer pads manufactured as dual-boot OS

    • Dr.Sunil V
      June 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      Correction : Thanks to both ha14 and to susendeep for your replies

      I read about Transformer pads manufactured as dual OS

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