In a unveiling of new products, electronics giant Samsung announced a tablet, the ATIV Q, that runs on both Android & Windows 8 operating systems.
The device is the technology industry’s latest bid to combine laptop with tablet, and works in four different configurations.
“Addressing a common desire among PC users to be able to access Android apps on a Windows-based PC, the ATIV Q allows you to now experience both Windows 8 and Android Jellybean 4.2.2 on the same device,” Samsung said. “Not only will you get access to Android apps via Google Play, but you will also be able to transfer files or share folders and files from Windows 8 to Android.”
The hinged Ativ Q allows users to lay the display flat over the keyboard for tablet mode; raise the display upright to type as on a laptop; ‘float’ and adjust the display to a comfortable viewing angle; or flip the display to place in the stand mode to watch movies. It weighs 1.29kg and measures only 13.9mm, while offering what Samsung claims is the world’s highest resolution, QHD+ display. It uses 3200x1800pixels, with a 13.3-inch touch screen providing 275ppi, which is 2.8 times higher pixel density.
Other devices announced by Samsung included the successor to the Series 9 laptop, the Ativ Book 9 Plus, featuring a similar resolution display but in a standard Windows 8 touchscreen laptop format and claiming 12 hours of battery life in a 1.39kg package. The cheaper Ativ Book 9 Lite offers a touchscreen as an optional extra. (Telegraph)