Electronics giant Samsung unveiled the ATIV Q today, a new tablet that runs two different operating systems simultaneously, Windows 8 and Android version 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating systems.
The ATIV Q offers nine hours of battery life on a full charge, which isn’t bad considering the processor and high-definition display. There’s also the dual-booting to worry about, which comes with some new software called SideSync to share various data between the two separate operating systems.
Samsung is also playing up the Ativ Q’s ability to run Android applications. According to Samsung, the Ativ Q will allow users to “experience both Windows 8 and Android (Jellybean 4.2.2) on the same device.” Android apps can be pinned to the Windows 8 start screen and run directly from there. The Ativ Q lets users get Android apps directly from the Google Play store and also potentially by copying them from Windows. Samsung says that the device can transfer files and folders between Windows 8 and Android (which we assume will be running virtualized).
The Ativ Q is the larger device, powered by a new Intel Haswell Core i5 CPU (with Intel’s HD Graphics 4400 integrated GPU). It has 4GB of DDR3 RAM and comes with a 128GB SSD. Samsung promises battery life of up to nine hours with the Ativ Q.Source