Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Get Powerful App Acceleration with Cisco. In a world where time is money, you need to accelerate the speed at which data moves through your data center. Cisco UCS Invicta delivers powerful, easy-to-manage application acceleration for data-intensive workloads. So you can make decisions faster and outpace the competition. Learn More.
World Wide Web
DDoS Protection Powered By Verisign
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
It
It's Android, No, a Windows Tablet: Samsung ATIV Q Is Both

By Barry Levine
June 20, 2013 2:27PM

    Bookmark and Share
In addition to running both Windows and Android, the Samsung ATIV Q has a hinge design for turning the device into any of several functional modes. When the display is flat over the keyboard, it's a tablet. By turning the display upright so that it reveals the keyboard, it becomes a laptop, and flipping the display into standing position turns the Q into a movie-watching device.
 


How about a Windows 8 tablet that also runs Android apps? That's the question someone at Samsung Electronics asked themselves, which led to the introduction on Thursday of the ATIV Q tablet.

Actually, Samsung unveiled two tablets Thursday, the ATIV Q and the ATIV Tab 3. The Q model is the one for users who truly can't make up their minds between Windows and Android, or between a tablet and a laptop. It features both Windows 8 and Android Jellybean 4.2.2, and allows users to share files or folders between the two operating systems. In other words, photos saved in the photos folder while in Windows are available in the photos folder when in Android.

The Android and Windows OSes run on the same Intel Core i5 Haswell processor, and switching between the two is simply a matter of touching an on-screen icon. Reportedly, the switch-over takes only a few seconds and no reboot is required.

'World's Highest Resolution'

The Q also has a hinge design for turning the device into any of several functional modes. When the display is flat over the keyboard, it's a tablet. By turning the display upright so that it reveals the keyboard, it becomes a laptop, and flipping the display into standing position turns the Q into a movie-watching device.

The tablet/laptop convertible format has seen more life since the launch of the new Windows, largely because Windows 8 is a touch-oriented operating system, but many users still prefer to use their productivity software with a keyboard.

The Q's 13.3-inch touch screen comes with what Samsung describes as "the world's highest resolution" display at 3200x1800, with a pixel density 2.8 times higher than full high-def screens -- 275 pixels per inch.

The Tab 3, the company said, is designed with the power of a PC, and is the thinnest Windows tablet on the market -- 8.2 mm, about the thickness of a smartphone. It provides up to 10 hours of battery life, an Intel Atom Z2760 processor, 2 GB of memory, 64 GB of internal storage, and Wi-Fi connectivity in a svelte package of only 19 ounces. Both the Q and the Tab 3 are packaged with an improved S Pen, not unlike the stylus in Samsung's Galaxy Note line of tablets.

SideSync

SideSync, which merges the functionality of the Q or the Tab 3 with an Android-based Samsung smartphone, is available for both devices. Using SideSync, a user could, for instance, employ the PC keyboard to text back through the mobile phone, or could look at maps, photos or videos on either device's screen.

Pricing on the new tablets was not announced. They are the company's latest effort to increase its position against the dominator of the tablet category, Apple. Samsung, king among smartphone makers, has an 18 percent market share in tablets, according to industry research firm IDC. Although distant from Apple's 40 percent, Samsung's current position is triple its market share from the first quarter of last year, and gives the company the coveted second position.

Tablets are a hot category now, expected to grow in units sold by nearly 50 percent this year, and IDC, among others, has predicted sales of tablets will exceed sales of desktops or laptops by 2015. All of which is even more impressive when one realizes that the category essentially did not exist until the iPad was launched in 2010.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service. Its award-winning CRM solution helps 82,400 customers worldwide manage and share business information over the Internet. Experience CRM success. Click here for a FREE 30-day trial.


 World Wide Web
1.   Internet.org App to Debut in Zambia
2.   HealthCare.gov's Rollout Probed
3.   Alibaba Mulling Stake in Snapchat
4.   Tor Internet Privacy Service Breached
5.   Amazon Invests $2B To Grow in India


advertisement
OkCupid Experiments with Daters
Unethical without user consent?
Average Rating:
Radical.FM's Freemium Biz Model
Online radio startup asks for donations.
Average Rating:
Alibaba Mulling Stake in Snapchat
May be latest to reach $10B valuation.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
New 'Backoff' Malware Slips Undetected into Retail Systems
'Malicious actors' are using a new variety of malware to access consumer payment data remotely through point-of-sale systems, according to a report from the Department of Homeland Security.
 
IBM Beefs Up Identity Intelligence Security Solutions
Big Blue is betting big on identity intelligence. IBM just acquired a private firm with security software to govern user access to apps and data across cloud and on-premise environments.
 
USB Security Flaw Lets Hackers Hijack PCs
Hackers can use the firmware that controls USB functions to take control of computers, say security experts. That means there may be a new class of attack for which there are no defenses.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.