Asus Teases Transformer Pad That Can Dual-Boot Windows 8, Android


Asus has been known to push boundaries with form factors that will lead to, hopefully in the end, increased utility. It brought the original Eee Pad Transformer to the market with a laptop dock that converted the tablet into a lightweight netbook and debuted the PadFone as a modular device that converts from phone to […]

Ubuntu For Android Turns Your Smartphone Into A Real Computer

Ubuntu for Android

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, announced a project that will change Android phones forever (in a good way) in the very near future. Ubuntu for Android is a full-fledged version of the desktop operating system that can run on Android phones. Not as a hack or a fun project for the folks […]

Google to Target Larger Screens with Tablet-Centric Android 5.0 Jelly Bean


According to leaks, Google is working on its next-generation version of the Android mobile operating system dubbed Android 5.0, code named Jelly Bean, that will succeed Ice Cream Sandwich. Jelly Bean may potentially see a debut mid-year at the Google I/O conference, and it’s unclear if Google intends on debuting Jelly Bean with a new […]

Fujitsu Aims to Meld Symbian and Windows 7 Together in Japan


In a mobile handset that is speculated to be destined for Japanese carrier DoCoMo, Fujitsu is said to be placing the desktop-class Windows 7 OS along with Symbian on a dual-booting Fujitsu Loox smartphone.  The former Windows Mobile licensee of Microsoft’s mobile OS will be attempting to bring Windows 7 and Symbian together on an […]

Acer Android Netbooks to Dual-Boot with Windows

Photo via Yen-Shyang Hwang, Digitimes, June 2009

Some people, particularly the open source enthusiasts, are putting a negative spin on this story, but I kind of like the news from Digitimes that Acer’s plan to introduce netbooks running Google Android will include the ability to dual boot to Windows. First, I generally lean positively toward dual boot systems. Sometimes you need something […]