Netbooks, as popular as they became, never fully embraced the concept of dual-booting operating systems. A handful talked about releasing dual-booting netbooks, even fewer actually did, not including pre-boot environments like SplashTop. Should companies building tablets look to resurrect the idea of multiple OSes on a single device? We don't know, but Gigabyte intends to find out.
According to Yahoo News, Gigabyte is gearing up to launch two Android tablets this year, one of which will also run Windows. It will ship in October and come with an as-yet undetermined version of Android and Windows 7. The idea is to satisfy both casual and business users with a single device.
That isn't the only tablet Gigabyte is working on. Gigabyte Senior Vice President, Richard Ma, say his company is planning to launch both 7-inch and 10-inch tablets in July. The larger ones will run Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and the smaller ones will come with Android 2.2.
According to Ma, all of these tablets will sport an Intel Atom processor inside, will not include any USB ports, and will all sell for less than $400.