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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FunkyELF
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2006-07-26

What a world we live in where you have to have a second OS because Windows doesn't have the apps you want.


Could be said the same but replace Windows with Android.

They both have gaps but it has not to do with the operating system. Its the apps.

Android has toy apps and Windows has productive apps. Yes there are exceptions, but in general that is how it is.

For me this would be ideal:
http://www.ubuntu.com/phone/ubuntu-for-android

But it looks like vaporware since they're moving towards Ubuntu Phone which can't run Android apps.

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