Samsung Patents Phablet-Laptop Running Dual Windows-Android OS
Samsung may be planning to introduce an amazing hybrid of Windows laptop/Android phone. This is true according to a 2014 patent filled by the Korean company.
The electronics giant might manufacture an Android running Phablet that will switch to Windows once inserted in a docking area between the keyboard and the screen. Meaning, users will get benefits of Android and Windows simultaneously.
The laptop which will contain the docking area will be nothing but just a dock. Meaning, all the processing will be handled by the phone which will run Android until it lays inside the laptop which is the place where Android OS will be replaced by Windows OS. This will make empty nominal laptop actually working machine as the Windows will be displayed on its screen and the input will be given through its keyboard.
With Windows working on laptop, users can do more amazing things with the docked phablet. It can be used as touchpad for the laptop or can become a secondary screen with Android running. This precisely means: users will have a laptop-cum-phablet with Android-cum-Windows OS.
Once the Phablet is out, laptop dock is again empty: a screen and keyboard constitute it. At this point, JC Torres of SlashGear considers the possibility of extra battery.
The idea is fascinating one but not very novel. Another smartphone maker company, ASUS, has already implemented a Samsung-like idea. Its Windows laptop/Android phone hybrid is in fact a pioneering gadget to offer such technology. However, ASUS has not introduced its hybrid yet.