Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Jun 2013 09:40 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Samsung has just announced one of its latest laptops: the Ativ Q. It dual-boots Android 4.2.2 and Windows 8 in a 13.3-inch device with a super high-resolution display running at 3200 x 1800. Samsung has bundled in its S Pen stylus in a magnesium device. It looks like Acer's Aspire R7, but it's .55 inches and 2.84 pounds so it feels a lot lighter. The Ativ Q has a unique feature that lets it switch to Android from within Windows 8. It appears to be an application that virtualizes the Android experience, with an app pinned to the Windows 8 Start Screen that launches straight into Android. It runs fullscreen, but it's not usable it you try to snap it to the side and continue using a Windows 8 app." Do these dual-operating system things ever sell? It does illustrate how Windows OEMs are struggling with the fact that people don't want Windows 8 - they have to tack Android on there to lure people.
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Usage statistics
by chithanh on Fri 21st Jun 2013 11:49 UTC
chithanh
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2006-06-18

It would be interesting to see usage statistics (time spent in Windows vs. time spent in Android) for the device, and how they evolve over time.

I don't think many people will buy this with the primary goal of running Android, because you would only end up with a very expensive Android Smartbook.

So it will probably have the same fate as the Amstrad Mega PC.

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