Reports from Korean media suggest that the Ativ Q, a 2-in-1 tablet and notebook, has been cancelled because of possible patent infringement.
According to Naver, a Korean publication, sources familiar with Samsung’s plans say the company ran into patent-related issues that may result in the Ativ Q being cancelled. The alleged patent infringed by Samsung relates to running dual operating systems on one device. This might explain the reason why we haven’t seen the Ativ Q from Samsung anywhere in the market. According to the same source familiar with the matter, Samsung is trying its best to beat the odds but the chances of coming out successful are slim.
Samsung Ativ Q is a tablet based PC that is capable of running dual-OS, without the need of rebooting if you want to switch from one operating system to another. Furthermore, it was revealed that Samsung Ativ Q will be powered by Intel Haswell processor, 13.3 inch display with a mind-boggling 3200 x 1800 pixels resolution, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD storage and a number of other goodies.
Obviously, this is just a rumor and may be inaccurate. There is no official word from Samsung regarding the launch of Ativ Q and we will take this news with desired amount of salt. However, the fact that the tablet is nowhere to be found on Samsung’s website does suggest otherwise.