1. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    The Ativ Q was a unique device. Sure, the Android side was a simulator, and couldn't take the full advantage of the i5, and how many people would install android apps, but the idea was great. I mean, it was so quick to go from windows to vanilla android, and vice versa. You could also pin android apps to your windows start screen! But, this concept never lasted. WPCentral posted about the dual-boot disadvantages a little while ago, and that other companies were going to do this idea, but I think if companies put a good amount of effort for a fluid and nice experience for windows, and for the majority of their time to be on windows, and use android for when their tasks or enjoyment require it. What do you guys think? Horrible idea or unique? Sound off below!
    12-10-2013 10:57 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Was this a Windows 8 (x86) or RT tablet?

    If it were x86, it would be possible to dual boot and run another OS. Granted, it wouldn't be as easy with UEFI.
    12-11-2013 12:30 AM
  3. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Was this a Windows 8 (x86) or RT tablet?

    If it were x86, it would be possible to dual boot and run another OS. Granted, it wouldn't be as easy with UEFI.
    It was full windows, I think 64 bit.
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    12-11-2013 08:55 AM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It was full windows, I think 64 bit.
    Hmm, it sounds like someone could use Bluestacks then and run Android apps.
    unstoppablekem likes this.
    12-11-2013 11:49 AM
  5. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    Hmm, it sounds like someone could use Bluestacks then and run Android apps.
    Bluestacks looks promising but when I tried it Sirius XM would not work. Hopefully upcoming versions will improve.
    12-11-2013 11:53 AM
  6. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Bluestacks looks promising but when I tried it Sirius XM would not work. Hopefully upcoming versions will improve.
    How does blue stacks work?
    12-11-2013 12:27 PM
  7. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    How does blue stacks work?
    Go to bluestacks.com and check out. It's Android emulation layer on Windows.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    Last edited by Blkacesvf41; 12-11-2013 at 05:53 PM.
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    12-11-2013 05:17 PM
  8. Jas00555's Avatar
    How does blue stacks work?
    it doesn't :p
    unstoppablekem likes this.
    12-11-2013 05:20 PM
  9. fdalbor's Avatar
    I have been using Bluestacks for the past year. More as an experiment than anything else. It does work; but it is buggy as can be. I would not place a lot of faith in it. Nice to play with when you have a little time; but you would be hard pressed to recommend it as something to depend on. Believe it or not it works better under Windows 8.1 than XP or Windows 7. It is a emulator, not really a OS.
    12-12-2013 06:06 PM
  10. nottechsmart's Avatar
    I was excited when I first seen this tablet. I love the S-Pen and IMO Samsung's Windows 8 effort in the tablet/hybrid have not been very inspiring.....or executed well. The Ativ 700 and its keyboard problems were dismal. So when I seen the Q's specs that's what I wanted. The dual boot was good cause it would make up for the lack of apps, but the screen, S-Pen and slider design was awesome. Now, we get a rebranded Ativ, with the same problems and 3rd generation processor from Samsung.

    I had read the Q was shelved for patent reasons. Hopefully they get cleared up and we see it. Aren't others flirting with a dual booting OS's?
    12-14-2013 09:05 AM
  11. nottechsmart's Avatar
    The Ativ Q is now set to be announced "early" 2014. It may happen after all.
    12-20-2013 06:07 PM
  12. gsquared's Avatar
    I believe it to be very unlikely any device dual booting any Windows flavor and Android on the same machine will ever see commercial release. Is it possible, sure. Would MSFT or GOOG allow it, heh...... NOT HAPPENING!
    12-24-2013 12:27 PM

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