Are we finally entering a smartphone era when the devices are going to be platform-independent? With the launch of HTC One M8 that comes with the Windows operating system it seems like that. HTC after all is a well-known Android-based smartphone device brand. But just like our normal PCs that can run on various operating systems like Windows, Ubuntu and various other flavours of Linux kernels, now we may also have phones that can use different operating systems than the ones they are shipped with. It isn’t happening in the near future now (although you can install your own version of Android on your existing phone).
HTC One M8 is originally an Android device with the standard five-inch full HD 1080p display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2.3 GHz, quad-core CPUs. The basic hardware configuration hasn’t changed much but those who like the Windows Live Tiles interface but don’t want to buy a Nokia phone will be thrilled to get their favourite device with their favourite operating system. Up till now the Windows operating system for smartphones was only available for Nokia/Windows phones.
Here is a nice review of the HTC One M8 with Windows from Phone Arena.
Here is the introductory video on the latest HTC One M8 Windows mobile phone: