Whilst I would agree that the Windows PC is in decline as Apple and Android devices change the market, I don't understand the scathing hostility in this article. I've been looking forward to a hybrid Windows/Android device for some time and if PC Plus means I'll soon have a bunch to choose from, then I for one am happy. I think it's a wise, mature move to see Wintel admitting that they aren't the only game in town and they're prepared to release machines that let you dual-boot into their competitors OS. Why can't this be something that offers the best of both worlds, and a gradual introduction for folks who are still wary of running something that isn't Windows, rather than a last sad gasp for life from a failing Microsoft and its cronies?
I don't disagree with that perspective at all, though I think Microsoft might take a different view. We did edit this article, however, to balance tone properly in fairness to Microsoft.
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I don't think this is a "best of both worlds" scenario at all. I think this will present a wishy-washy Android option along with Windows, which if you're keeping track means that there will be three computing environments on some of these devices when you count Android, the Metro environment, and the classic desktop option. That's just a mess IMHO.
If Windows 8.1 (and in particular 8.1 RT) was strong enough on its own, OEMs wouldn't be looking to add Android apps. It's a sign of weakness.
Also, who's still wary of running a non-Windows system that hasn't had more than ample opportunity to explore Android?
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