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Dual-Booting Windows-Android ASUS Tablet Passes Through FCC

by Jacob Kleinman | December 4, 2013December 4, 2013 5:30 pm PST

A fresh batch of ASUS tablets were spotted in an FCC filing today, including several dual-booting models capable of running both Android and Windows software. The company appears to be developing nine different models in total, with three (the M80T, L80T, and R80T) running just Windows and another three (the M81T, L81T, and R81T) devoted to Google’s Android OS.

The exciting news, however, is a dual-booting device with three different model numbers: M82T, L82T, and R82T. The new tablet appears to pack an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, a 3910mAh battery, and either 32GB of 64GB of storage. There’s no clear indication of screen size, though based on its listed dimensions it appears to be a mid-sized slate around 7-inches across diagonally.

ASUS is one of a few companies that has experimented with dual-booting devices before. Earlier this year, the Taiwanese OEM unveiled the Transformer Book Trio at the IFA expo in Berlin, showing off a laptop-tablet hybrid capable of switching between Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Windows 8. Samsung also unveiled its own dual-booting ATIV Q hybrid this past summer, but it looks like ASUS may be gearing up to release the first non-transforming tablet to run both Google and Microsoft software sometime next year.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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