Samsung unveils Ativ Q, a dual booting tablet that runs Windows 8 and Android
At Samsung Premiere 2013 in London, the Korean giant releases the convertible, dual-boot Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean tablet, Ativ Q. The device is versatile and adaptable, and can switch between four positions: tablet, typing, stand and writing.
The much hyped Ativ Q tablet features a 13.3-inch display with 3200 x 1800 (qHD+) resolution. The device is powered by Intel Core i5 Haswell processor which is capable of giving users a battery life of up to nine hours. Other features include Intel’s HD Graphics 4400 GPU, 4GB RAM, 128 GB SSD storage, USB 3.0/2.0 slots, Ethernet port, and an SD card slot.
The most interesting feature is the dual OS support that allows users to seamlessly switch between Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. To switch between operating systems, all you’d need to do is press the Start button (no reboot required). If you want, you can even pin Android apps on Windows 8 start screen. The device also features the Samsung S Pen that is optimized to work with both Windows 8 and Android.
However, there are no details about the pricing and availability of the device but it is expected to launch at the end of this year.