Asus tablet spotted with Android, Windows and both

Asus tablet spotted with Android, Windows and bothAsus has thoroughly established itself as the world’s wackiest manufacturer, the drunk uncle that turns up at the party with a device that’s half smartphone, half tablet, half netbook (you heard me).

Continuing in that vein, we’re told to brace for an Asus tablet that runs Android, Windows or both operating systems.

Engadget has seemingly been crawling around in the FCC’s dungeon, discovering what technically amounts to nine Asus tablets – three for each of the OS configurations. I guess we’re looking at storage – and possibly 3G/4G – variants there.

The Taiwanese have a propensity for unveiling tons of new stuff at CES in Las Vegas each January, so presumably we’ll learn more about these new Asus tablets next month.

I have to say, I’ve yet to meet anyone with an Asus device beyond the bog standard Google Nexus 7. Allah knows how it makes any profit with its endless parade of insane-o hybrid devices.

In the space of 18 months, we met the Asus PadFone, PadFone 2, PadFone Infinity, and – most recently – the, er, new PadFone Infinity. And heck, they make up just a small fraction of the entire Asus portfolio. Crazy.

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babylon  Dec. 5, 2013 at 17:30

Asus kind of reminds me of the old days and Pioneer, You could get Pioneer CD and DVD players, Telly's and Stereo's, But did anyone ever see a Pioneer VCR over here, I know I never did.

Stelph  Dec. 6, 2013 at 10:54

Quite like the idea of a natively supported andorid/window tablet, especially if they have some way of "fast booting" from one to the other and assuming its full windows.

Windows is great and th best choice for a full portable computer experience that can deal with everything that you throw at it, however its not yet as good as the others at the "tablet only" experience. IE doesnt seem "right" on a touchscreen to me when compared to iOS and android and its miles behind on the number of apps so being able to run android but then switch to Windows when you need

Either that or the bluestacks support needs to get better intergartion where you cant even tell when its an android app youre opening and the apps intergrate into Metro seemlessly

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