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Old 22. Jun 2013, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"The electronics giant announces the ATIV Q which combines Android and true Windows 8 (not RT) on the same device. To quote R. Kelly and Jay-Z, "welcome to the best of both worlds."" - Source

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Wow, that is cool. This technology is the sort of thing that could kill the PC market, kick Apple to the curb and open huge opportunities for MS and Google. Thanks for sharing.
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It's a Windows PC with an Android emulator. Blah.
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How else is it going to work? I was naive in hoping Samsung would've somehow made it work with native hardware.
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How else is it going to work? I was naive in hoping Samsung would've somehow made it work with native hardware.
According to this review, it runs in a virtual machine on top of Windows 8.

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The dual-OS functionality is what you'd expect: Android runs in a VM on top of Windows 8. Networking, storage and CPUs are all virtualized resources. Virtualization is the only way to enable Samsung's instant switching between Windows 8/Android on a single set of hardware. The switching process itself is pretty quick as Android is treated like another application running on Windows 8. Performance within Android seemed good enough, the UI wasn't butter smooth however. I'm not all that sure about the benefits of running Android on top of full blown Windows 8, but the option is there. There's even a dedicated key on the keyboard to switch between OSes.
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I wonder what their kids would be like
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I guess it use Dalvik Virtual Machine. This is a project from first quarter 2012. Windows 8 was inexistent at that time but I'm pretty sure they could port the code to be capable to run in Windows 8

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Still not sure but hope so. This is something with a lot of work on it, that means Quality
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Old 27. Jun 2013, 01:35 AM   #8 (permalink)
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How else is it going to work? I was naive in hoping Samsung would've somehow made it work with native hardware.
There are emulators for everything. There have been Android emulators for the PC from the start (hint, where do you think apps are written, in the first place). But, emulators usually offer only poor experiences.

The press release didn't even mention anything nice about tablets being included in this "hybrid" PC, like GPS. The high-end model does have high-resolution, though.

Windows 8 is designed for tablets and it has its own apps. As much as I hate Windows 8, I'd sooner use Windows 8 apps than Android apps on a PC.
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It could have been a dual boot? My hp touchpad boots webos/android/ubuntu...
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It could have been a dual boot? My hp touchpad boots webos/android/ubuntu...
A PC using Intel architecture. Android uses ARM architecture. Therefore no dual boot. Besides, dual-boot systems are dumb (except to have a second OS as backup).
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