ASUS set to debut dual-booting Android/Windows 8 tablet (Teaser Video)

Daniel Bader

May 31, 2012 3:15 pm


Asus, like any technology company, loves a good teaser video. The Taiwanese OEM is set to expand its Transformer series of tablets by introducing a dual-booting Android/Windows 8 tablet at Computex this week. The Asus Showcase is regularly a treat for the eyes, as they have unveiled some pretty great products there previously.

With the Release Preview of Windows 8 today, vendors such as Asus are hurrying to bring tablet devices to market with the new Windows RT operating system. Due to the early nature of the software and lack of apps, the company is being very shrewd in releasing a tablet that can run Android as well.

We’ll see what they have to offer in the coming days, so stay tuned. Check after the break for a preview video called, appropriately, “All in One is no longer One.”

Source: AndroidandMe

  • Megahertz

    Wonder if they need permission from Windows to do something like this?? Android is Open Source so they wouldn’t need permission from Google at all.

    What a clever way to boost Windows 8 sales!! lol

    • JUST SAYING

      APPLE BELIEVE ME YOU GONNA BE DEAD THIS YEAR IF NOT IT WILL BE 2013 100% SURE

  • espink

    If this thing ever makes it to market. I would buy a tablet. *drool

  • dinmab

    now MSFT will claim they have X number of win 8 tablets :P

  • digit

    @Megahertz You dont need permission now to install windows on any PC or Tablet (intel)… why would there be for ARM based tablets?

    • theMediaman

      Since Windows on ARM is new, they’ve added a requirement that the boot loader must be locked, and the user can’t tamper with the Windows install. x86 doesn’t have that requirement, but since Android now works on x86 the ASUS tablet might be based on that tech instead of ARM

    • digit

      So.. l=just like anytime you install linux in dual boot, let android be the default bootloader??

  • YUP

    ANUS sucks. don’t buy their cheap garbage made in china ping pong

    • Mike

      Where was your tablet made?

  • Android+WP7

    Now all you have to do is put iOS on there and… oh yeah, that OS is on a tight leash. Too bad it’s not an open platform. Oh well, this Tablet has all kinds of ‘win’ already.

  • astudent

    shut up and take my money!!!!!!

  • Azrael010

    Asus as usual, coming up with awesome stuff.

    Others companies could learn from them, sometimes you gotta take risks.

  • tbv420

    uhm @YUP, what consumer electronics AREN’T built in China?

  • lirodon

    I think this is no different than shipping one of those Linux-based “instant web” things on a laptop. But given the secure boot requirements, I wonder…

    Also I just bet this is an x86 tablet too.

  • Megahertz

    @digit you don’t need permission but you will need to pay MS royalty for using Windows 8 or end up being sued! You think you can use a MS OS for free??

  • J

    damit, i was thinking of getting the asus tf300, but decided to maybe wait for the google/asus nexus 7, but now i might feel compelled to wait for this dual boot tab. I hope more details will arrive soon enough for me to make an informed decision on my first tab.

  • Jesse

    If the hardware is right, I’m selling my iPad.

  • Van-Snipes

    Asus you are so awesome. Thanks for being innovative and different. I <3 ASUS

  • Cody

    I would buy this, for sure.

  • texturejunkie

    Me and my money (im)patiently await such a device

  • Anya

    Sorry, The New iPad does not have a Quad-Core Processor, it still uses the same 1Ghz Dual-Core Processor (A5X) as its predecessor, the iPad 2. There is not much dinfreefce, if you remember the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, imagine the iPad 2 as iPhone 4 and the new iPad as iPhone 4S. The new iPad has Quad-Core Graphics from nVidia (Targa 3) that provides HD Display and higher resolution. The new iPad also has some new software tweaks including retina display voice-command and couple other things. Was this answer helpful?