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Holy crap. ASUS just released two new teaser videos for its event at Computex 2012, and as vague as they may be, one thing is clear: they're doing something with Android and Windows. Possibly together. Just take a look at this:

Of all the possibilities, a dual-boot Windows 8/Android Transformer sounds like the most fitting (and also the most perfect). Just the thought of that makes me giddy like a school girl.

Further backing up the dual-OS theory is another teaser, entitled "When Two Sides Unite:"

Fortunately, we only have a few more days before the official unveiling of this mythical device (or devices) - ASUS' Computex 2012 press conference is on Monday, June 4th in Taipei.

I can't wait.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://richworks.in Richie

    correction : 
    entitled "When Two Sides Unit:"

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/normanpefarmer Norman Paul-Eric Farmer

    I will take one please.

  • Himmat Singh

    "All-In-One is no longer in one." - from  video

    Well, dual-boot is everybody's dream. Android to play/media and Windows for some serious, productive work. But I thought MSFT already put their foot down on this some time back?

    Anyways, the two bubbles (Windows and Android) separate, and not merge together. I just think this is too good to be true, so yea, it's going to be 2 different Transformers I guess.

    • Mat_t

      MS put their foot down on doing it with ARM processors, not with intel. 

      It's to prevent competition.

  • Tyler Chappell

    This is super exciting, no matter what it is

  • Jordi Harrison

    I'm gonna guess that they would be using Windows 8, and I was under the impression that Microsoft is making it impossible for Windows 8 to dual boot on ARM. It doesn't make sense for the tagline to be "All-In-One is no longer in one" if its a dual boot tablet anyways, and notice that the droplets seperate.
    The second video makes me think of a two sided tablet, with a screen on each side, one for each OS. Perhaps to get around Win8s boot limitation, they are gluing a Windows 8 and a Android tablet together?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3VHN4U7J65FLMUJAJN2HP7JMWY Darryl

      Bahahaha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZLOTEIADMVYKDQXQBWAO6P7XRQ Jim

    I resent the fact that the Windows droplet in the video is bigger than the Android droplet.

    • Mike Smith

      Hate to tell you this but Microsoft is way bigger than Android ever will be. So get over it.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    I suggested before that it would be two tablets rather than one, but I just had another thought.  It's a crazy idea, but we're talking about a company that made a phone that nests into a tablet... They WOULD totally do this.  It might be a single tablet with two SoCs (and a couple of other components doubled up if necessary), each one dedicated to an OS.  You could choose which OS you'd like to have running and switch between the two (putting the other to sleep).  This would allow them to deliver a tablet that would:

    A) Sidestep Microsoft's limitation on dual-booting/modifying/unlocking the bootloader
    B) Avoid complications with rooting/hacking Android (for the power users)
    C) Makes switching between OS's instant (no need to re-boot in between switches)

    It also resolves the worst thing about dual-boot, it's something 99% of customers will NEVER USE.  It seems nice, but it's an awful experience.  In the computing world, there's a ton more interest in virtual machines because nobody wants to drop out of one OS just to run a single app in the other.

    Still just a prediction, but it would be a 100x better than a regular dual-booting tablet.

  • Freak4Dell

    I wonder if it's possibly a new take on the PadFone. Android tablets are cool and all, but for productivity, Windows is still king. It would be pretty slick if they came out with a PadFone that used the Android phone as a modem/GPS/whatever else inside a tablet that runs Windows.