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Samsung ATIV Q release possibility, but not this year

Under: Tablet PC
By:Gary | September 9th, 2013

We have been seeing various manufactures trying to come up with mobile devices that offer something a little different from the competition. The Samsung ATIV Q is one such device although it seems to be having some issues while a release is still a possibility but not this year according to reports.

Samsung proudly unveiled the hybrid tablet PC the ATIV Q back in June which will run both the Windows and Android operating systems at the same time, but it seems according to reports that the company may have run into some patent issues that even led to talk of the device being scrapped.

Now a new report is stating that Samsung has not cancelled the device altogether but the ATIV Q won’t be released until sometime next year. It is not known if the Samsung ATIV Q will have been taken back to the drawing board to overcome any patent infringements.

This news if accurate could mean that the device will see a complete redesign before being released next year, or Samsung may be trying to come to sort of financial agreement with any companies that may be involved in a patent dispute before launching the product.

Either way it will lead to some disappointment among the many that liked the look of the device when it was launched running Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2 side by side.

Were you planning on getting the Samsung ATIV Q?

Source: AllAboutSamsung via Google Translate.

Samsung ATIV Q release a possibility, but not in 2013

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  • Frank

    wow, I was definitely going to get the ativ q because i love the design, the ability to run android and windows, the size, the s pen, and everything else about it, but i am very disappointing that it wont be released i probably wont end up getting it.

  • Guest12

    A delay may be a good thing. Integrate Windows 8.1, up the RAM, up the HD. Feel out where Apple is going with their supposed Mac Air based tablet. This is worth waiting for.

  • Steve Works

    Really need a new notebook for work, anyone can recommend a tablet that’s already available now?

    • adi

      if u need to write with a pen samsung ativ pc pro or surface pro

      • Steve Works

        Thanks! I’ll check it out.

  • Jonny

    I was really expecting for such a device, specs are great, availability of a physical keyboard and having both android and windows 8 . I think this might be the future of hybrids..
    I really hope Samsung doesn’t cancel this project….

  • ac

    I think Samsung should go back to the drawing board and make tweaks (e.g. increase the RAM from 4GB to at least 6 or even 8). While the overall concept of the laptop/tablet was fantastic. The delay doesn’t bother me at all, but I hope they took it as an opportunity to see what the impressions were from when it was announced and see if they can tweak certain elements, while also working on the patent issues. Ultimately, having a laptop that is both Windows/Android is the ideal laptop for me, without a doubt.

    One thing I’d love to see is their possibly being able to set it up so that, when the laptop/tablet is docked via USB, having the capability of mirroring Windows onto a bigger screen, but while using Windows, also being able to use Android on the tablet. Now THAT would be awesome and multi-tasking at its best.

  • JR

    ac. I can not agree more. I believe a increased RAM will be Awesome, even if increase a little bit the price. I don’t mind to wait either as long they launched sometime next year. Well let’s cross our fingers for this to happen.

  • DM

    I really fancy one of these, and frankly would settle for the device without Android, purely due to the design of the unit. Absolutely agree with AC, doubling the RAM would make for a better user experience. I have loved the concept since I saw the Samsung Sliding PC 7, which I assume was it’s predecessor. My biggest ask also would be to swap the USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports over, so that you can use USB 3.0 while in tablet mode.

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