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Plenty of manufacturers and consumers alike are intrigued by the potential of Android/Windows dual-boot devices, but it would seem that you can count Google in the camp of those not too keen on the idea. ASUS’ plans for a dual-boot devices called the ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300 are rumored to have been scuttled by Google. The search giant allegedly pressured ASUS to pull the device over concerns that it would give Microsoft an “in” with the mobile market that it otherwise wouldn’t have. ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300 Google is correct on that point, but if it’s... Read more...
ASUS is teasing us. The company posted a couple of teaser videos hinting at new products that it will unveil at CES 2014 in early January, and although the videos reveal very little, they do provide some telling hints. In the first video, the Statue of Liberty is holding up two fingers and ends up holding two tablets that switch colors from green to blue, with the tagline “Green or Blue? One or Two?”. It’s likely that this is pointing to Android/Windows dual-boot devices that offer more than one form factor configuration, such as a tablet that docks into a keyboard. The second... Read more...
How desperate are OEMs to make lemonade out of the Windows 8.1 RT lemon? They’re going to be pushing something called a “PC Plus” initiative at CES this year, which in a nutshell is simply the ability for Windows tablets and laptops to run Android apps or dual-boot Windows and Android. According to Tim Bajarin at Time, in one scenario this will be done through software emulation, wherein users will be able to run Android apps on top of Windows 8.1. Analyst Patrick Moorhead told ComputerWorld that other paradigms would include running Android in a virtual machine on top... Read more...