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Samsung ATIV Q problem could hit release

Under: Tablet PC
By:Debbie Turner | August 23rd, 2013

We’ve been giving readers information about a notable device called the Samsung ATIV Q. This differs from many devices as it is a convertible tablet that offers dual-booting for Windows 8 or Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. There’s been a lot of interest in this upcoming hybrid, but it’s being reported that Samsung ATIV Q problems may hit the release, and it could even be cancelled.

The Samsung ATIV Q has been highly praised and earned a 9-point rating in a recent video review that we shared. Previously we told how pre-orders for the ATIV Q had already begun in Germany, giving us a price indicator. Samsung Germany also stated that the device would launch there in August, but of course other regions may differ.

However, it seems the launch of the Samsung ATIV Q may now be delayed going by a report from Korea. The ATIV Q enables the user to easily switch between Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 without rebooting, but it appears that the convertible tablet is the subject of patent infringements that relate to the same device being able to run two operating systems.

Unfortunately the release of the ATIV Q could be cancelled altogether as the issue is so significant, and this would be a real disappointment to the many buyers eagerly waiting to get their hands on the device. For now though we must treat this as unconfirmed news, as Samsung hasn’t given any announcement about this yet.

Are you a potential buyer of the Samsung ATIV Q hybrid? Will you be disappointed if there is a lengthy delay in its release, or if the device never hits the shelves at all? Let us know with your comments.

Source: Naver (Google Translated)

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  • Elektro

    Unbelievable that a major vendor would take a product this far without having all angles covered. If the Q does not roll out I’m done with Samsung, all products. As a matter of fact HTC has put out the best handheld device IMO, along with plenty of competition in all electronics! If Samsung needs an example of growing to fast check out Sony.

  • amosjsoma

    I will be extremely disappointed if this device doesn’t come to the market. I had already prepared to order one when they become available. It’s a large Android tablet which is what I want and it gives me Windows 8 which I hate but will still need for a few chores.

  • davianny

    I too would be disappointed. Granted I am one of those that wish it had more ram, but I rather have it deployed with 4 GB or ram than not at all. Hopefully Samsung will settle things with the patent holder and get this device to market. This device would replace numerous ones into one and to me is a dream machine.

  • Cory

    If there is a patent issue, Samsung should just shell out the cash to settle it. I’d pay $3k to get this if it were on the market.

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