ASUS Teases Dual-Boot Tablet With Windows 8 And Android For Computex 2012


01.06.2012

ASUS Teases Dual-Boot Tablet With Windows 8 And Android For Computex 2012

A few days ago we presented you an ASUS video teaser for the upcoming Computex event. The video was about the ASUS “next transformations” that will be unveiled by the Taiwan company at Computex 2012.

We initially thought that Taiwanese company is teasing the Google Nexus Tablet, as it was reported that the Android 5.0 Jelly Bean slate will be manufactured by ASUS, rumored to come with quad-core Tegra 3 chipset and 7-inch display.

Yesterday, ASUS returned with two more teasers and the mystery became more… well, mysterious. We know now that the Google Nexus tablet is not the next transformation, but we’ve seen a video that is centered on the idea of two sides, like the panel with “Tai” and “Chi” written on its opposite sides.

Anyway, the Tai Chi video seems to have no sense until you watch the second one that presents an interesting idea: water drops converging into one, with Windows 8 and Android logos making a cameo at the end of the teaser.

This can mean that we will see a new Transformer tablet at Computex 2012, a device capable of dual boot between Windows 8 and Android 5.0. Or maybe between Windows 8 and Android 4.1 as the latest rumors are saying that Google’s Jelly Bean will be 4.1 instead of 5.0. ASUS will make the big announcement on June 4th, in Taipei, where a lot more Windows 8 tablets will be demoed.

On the other hand I don’t think that the dual-boot tablet will switch between Windows 8 and Android Jelly Bean as Google’s new OS wasn’t officially unveiled, as it’s expected to debut at Google I/O event  scheduled for late June. Therefore the most plausible solution for the dual-boot ASUS tablet is Windows 8 and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

As I mentioned above, the teaser videos only made us ask more questions, thus it’s wiser to wait until the ASUS unveils the device at Computex Taipei 2012. We will return with more details on Monday. We are also curious to see what chipset solution ASUS chose for their dual-boot tablet.

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