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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Comment by Stephen!
by Stephen! on Fri 21st Jun 2013 16:47 UTC
Stephen!
Member since:
2007-11-24

How are they allowed to sell dual operating systems? Doesn't Microsoft usually forbid this, as happened with BeOS?

Edited 2013-06-21 16:54 UTC

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RE: Comment by Stephen!
by jello on Fri 21st Jun 2013 21:08 in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
jello Member since:
2006-08-08

It's obviously running in a VM on top of Windows...

Maybe this is the fate of Windows 8:
the only foot in the door they get is as a base for a VM running other operating systems ;)

Edited 2013-06-21 21:11 UTC

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RE: Comment by Stephen!
by zima on Thu 27th Jun 2013 19:57 in reply to "Comment by Stephen!"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

How are they allowed to sell dual operating systems? Doesn't Microsoft usually forbid this, as happened with BeOS?

IIRC, MS isn't allowed to do that any more after ~2000 court rulings and/or European Commission ruling.

Edited 2013-06-27 19:58 UTC

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