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Dual-boot Windows Android tablets Gigabyte

Gigabyte is planning two new Android tablets this summer—and one of them will be able to dual boot into Windows.

Gigabyte is already in the Windows tablet market.It tablet is S1080. it is an Intel Atom-powered tablet with a 10.1-inch 1,024 by 600 capacitive touchscreen display that runs Windows 7 Home Premium and packs 2 GB of RAM along with a 320 GB hard drive.S1080 faces a few hurdles to adoption first, Windows 7 might run a ton of software, but it isn’t particularly usable on a tablet. Second, the S1080 weighs nearly 2 pounds, making it very “big boned” as tablets go.

Windows Android tablets
Windows Android tablets

Now gigabyte is comeing with the dual-boot tablet in the end-of-year, and it will be able to start up using either a version of Android (Gigabyte hasn’t decided which) or Windows 7, with the aim of giving users both the flexibility and casual Internet capabilities of Android, or access to a plethora of business-oriented software (Microsoft Office) via Windows. The tablets will be based on Intel Atom processors, may not include USB ports—which would be bad if someone wanted to use a keyboard and mouse with Windows—and Gigabyte is aiming for price points under $400.

Gigabyte is also planning Android-only tablets with the feature of sporting 7- and 10.1-inch screen sizes running Android 2.2 and Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” operating systems, respectively. Gigabyte also says it is planning a Windows 8 tablet for the first quarter of 2012, It will run with ARM-based processor.

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Matthew is a technology blogger for vritesh.com

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