Samsung Ativ Q


The device juggles both Windows 8 and Android 4.2.2, also known as Jelly Bean. Users can switch between the operating systems quickly, and you can pin Android apps on the Windows start screen.

Samsung believes consumers hate Windows RT so much that they have to ship a virtualised version of Android alongside Windows 8. The thing is, dual OS systems don’t provide good experiences either. As shown in this hands-on by The Verge, the Android layer isn’t optimised for the (incredible high-resolution) screen and sits as an awkward modal mode in Windows.

There appears to be no attempt to integrate this into the normal Windows environment. The device doesn’t let you snap Android apps for example, as you can with Metro apps.