June 21, 2013 0 comments

Samsung, the Korean electronics major has launched its latest Ativ Q hybrid convertible tablet that runs on both Android as well as Windows 8. This is the first time the company has launched a dual OS booting device.

We have already seen similar dual OS running device from Asus and Samsung is the latest big name brand to show an interest with such devices. The Ativ Q was announced at the Samsung Galaxy And Ativ event that took place in London earlier this week. The Ativ Q comes with a 13.3-inch display and has been designed in a slider style, which has become synonymous with hybrid tablets-cum-laptop devices. Samsung has given the display a resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels, which is on the high-end side. The device runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS version.

 

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Speaking about the Ativ Q, DJ Lee, executive vice president, Samsung said the “versatile and adaptable” device can switch between four positions: tablet, typing, stand and writing. Switching from Windows 8 to Android should not be a problem with Ativ Q and with its high-powered hardware one can expect smooth and powerful performance with Haswell-powered chipset. You can also pin Android apps to the Windows Start Screen, which is definitely a first and then to keep things interesting, Samsung has added the much favoured S-Pen and as per the company, the Ativ Q offers battery life of up to nine hours.

Along with Ativ Q, Samsung launched its Ativ Tab 3 tablet that shares the look and feel with the company’s successful Galaxy Tab series. The tablet is based on Windows 8 and gets S-Pen support with the addition of Microsoft Office that is also compatible with the S-Pen.
Both Ativ Q and Ativ Tab 3 tablets will be available later this year and no pricing has been shared as of now.

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