Asus dual-booting Android/Windows tablet teased for CES 2014

December 23, 2013
29 1 21

Asus on Monday released a strange teaser event for its January 6 CES 2014 media event, teasing a dual-booting Android/Windows tablet that could be unveiled during the pre-show event.

In the short video above, you can see the Statue of Liberty playing with what appears to be a color-changing tablet. The colors are green and blue, hinting the device will be able to run Android an Windows, respectively, depending on your needs. However, nothing is official just yet, and Asus will not say anything about it for a couple of more weeks, although we could see other teasers posted on its YouTube channel in the following days.

The title of the video implies that this is just the first teaser for the Asus CES 2014, which is interestingly called “In Search of Incredible.” Furthermore, the company uses the title as well to suggest that a dual-booting device with Android and Windows powers may be unveiled: “Green or Blue? One or Two?”

We’ll note that Asus already has dual-booting Android/Windows device in stores, including the Transformer Book Trio and the Transformer All-in-One.

The ASUS press event, which takes place a day ahead of the official CES 2014 kick-off, will be live streamed by the company.

Comments

  • Luka Mlinar

    Out of all the things you could dual-boot they pick Windows? :D

    • mmmmmbop

      Don’t be like that. Windows 8.1 is actually really good.

      • AndroidBoss

        To you it might be, for others nah.

      • Luka Mlinar

        For me it really isn’t. It’s like every other version is ok.
        95 sucked. 98 rocked. 2000 sucked. XP rocked. Vista sucked. 7 rocks. 8.1 sucks.

        • Jayfeather787

          Completely agree.

        • mmmmmbop

          I freely admit, it does take about 5 minutes worth of leg work to make it work like windows 7 did. Besides that, it has better memory utilization and typically runs a little bit faster (especially on lower spec’d machines).

        • Nech

          8 sucks. 8.1 rocks.

    • john

      Windows is the only mobile OS that properly supports Excel and Word. It’s a great device for students. Windows side has the productivity apps and android has the games. I’ve used my friends windows rt tablet and it’s actually really nice.

      • Luka Mlinar

        Well Android has more Excel and Word like apps then Windows. Sure with Windows you can use their well known version of Office but i tell you there is nothing of Windows Phone that can’t be done on Android. Only the other way around. At the moment i think i have OfficeSuite 7 on my Sony :/

        • john

          Officesuite fails in comparison to the windows store version.

          • Luka Mlinar

            Not that i use it. If Office is enough of a reason to go WP then power to you brother.

  • AndroidBoss

    I think people are excited more for the next Nexus 10, which will be made by you guys…

    • MasterMuffin

      WE NEEDZ THE PRECIOUS

      • Jayfeather787

        INDEEDZ WE DO

      • AndroidBoss

        WE WANTS IT, WE NEEDS IT, MUST HAVE THE PRECIOUS.

  • Jayfeather787

    Looks like a lot of awesome things will be unveiled at CES 2014. Can’t wait. Also, where it says “hinting the device will be able to run Android an Windows, respectively..” in the article, should it be “and windows…”?

  • NeedName

    don’t see the point of booting windows and android — if I have a decent tablet windows should get decent battery life, thus why would I want to much about rebooting to android? a few apps? and an additional 16GB of footprint for windows? . . . etc. . .

    Nonetheless. . . what I really want to know is, does MS get paid for the Windows license and Android license?????

  • Mike – Construction Contractor

    I have an iPad that I haven’t used in years. Something like this would pull me back to a tablet. The ability to play with the Android side and when I need to run a Windows only app (such as my FileMaker database), there it is.

    Nice!

  • Eddie W

    dual boot with Cyanogen FTW

  • pancake

    I’m assuming it uses x86 processor for both Wn8 & Android ?
    If it ends up like Transformer Book Trio with “two distinct devices fused into one, running two very different operating systems” style, then it will doom to fail, again.

  • Aditya Waghmare

    ok so now can we have a Hacker’s tablet too! (Linux/Android dual bootable)