Indian OEM Micromax Announces Canvas LapTab, A Dual-boot Android/Windows 8.1 Tablet

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Micromax Canvas LapTab

At CES, popular Indian OEM Micromax has announced a new tablet called Canvas LapTab. The device will dual-boot Android Jelly Bean and Windows 8.1 OS. The tablet will sport a 10.1-inch 1,280 x 800 display, 2MP front and rear cameras, powered by Intel Celeron 1.46GHz processor and 2GB of RAM, 7400 mAh battery and 32GB of built-in storage. It also has Bluetooth v4.0 and expandable storage option.

“The Intel-powered LapTab is the first dual-boot Windows and Android tablet. The device is aptly designed for multitasking across operating platforms and users would need to simply reboot the device and select the alternate option to switch from Windows to Android and vice versa,” Micromax said.

The device is expected to go on sale early next month with a wireless keyboard. Micromax has not yet revealed the price of the device.

via: Engadget

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  • vmxr

    surface is that you ?

  • Bugbog

    Kill it! Kill it Dead!! Before it has time to breed!!!

  • Emi the Strange

    Android vs Windows 8.1? it souds like they are joking…..
    I really cant think anyone who would rather use Android than Windows 8.1…. and im serious about this, well only Microsoft/Windows haters, but why would they buy a device with win8.1 and not a full Android device? again… this seems like a joke these dual boot stuff especially if it is Windows 8.1 what we are talking about.

    • Bugbog

      I can’t see any reason to get an Android tablet either, given that Win8 tablets are growing, and improving, in leaps and bounds since the 8.1 release. (Not unless the person is wedded to Google Services, and likes the idea that “it just has more apps” or just dislikes Microsoft in general)

    • Malcolm Williams

      I prefer using android over windows 8.1 in its current state. Don’t get me wrong Windows 8.1 has gotten better. But the biggest achilles heel is its strength – desktop mode. It just isn’t optimized too much for touch input. Putting a space between icon elements or performing a haphazard DPI increase still puts lipstick on a pig. It frankly reminds me of the 6.5.5 days. Moderate implementations that isn’t redefining the issue with running x86 applications in a ui that emphasizes touch.

      Frankly the Windows Tablets ain’t flying off the shelves. I’d rather dance with android to increase market share than to leave it as is

    • Aaditya Menon

      You don’t know Emi , many Indians have been waiting for this since android came………..
      They wanted Android with Windows 7 , then 8…………finally now its with 8.1

  • -7-

    Stupid MS look at how android is growing.. Google wants to put android in cars, TVs, household appliances and maybe in toilets too to tweet on quantity maybe.. MS should at least put WP on its windows tablets. Both platforms will benefit. More apps on windows PC, more people will get to use WP OS and if they like it they LL buy phones, more devs will make apps for WP and windows now that many people are using it.

    • Bugbog

      This is where the noise that the ‘technorati’ put out makes it seem like Microsoft is practically dead. Perception and reality are two different things!

      Microsoft IS already on all things! (Or at least was, to a point). Microsoft Embedded technologies already run on thousands of different devices, it’s Google that is trying to become like Microsoft with their platform on all things too!

      Did you know that the majority of handheld scanners used for deliveries run on Win-tech?
      Did you know that MS Embedded tech is already used for a lot of bespoke POS (Point-of-sale) terminals?
      Or did you know that MS Embedded is already being used in over 10million cars as part of Ford’s in-car entertainment system for the last 6years?

      Probably not, but I’m sure you’ve heard of just about every proposed thing Google/Android is about to do!

      • -7-

        Dear friend I would like to bring to ur notice that I own a ford car and I use ford sync on a daily basis and I am perfectly aware of windows embedded automotive OS. I also run a supermarket and I happen to have a full fledged POS system that includes a barcode scanner, billing printer and a non touch monitor.
        I was merely referring to ANDROIDs growth as opposed to WPs growth. Android OS is so much more interactive and promises new possibilities than the passive “microsofts embedded car systems”
        “google is trying to become like Microsoft” is what I was getting at too.. And if MS can’t stop that it might as well be DEAD.
        last time this happened (Nokia-Samsung) it didn’t go so well for the leader. Microsofts product portfolio is impressive but its core strengths have been shifting towards enterprise lately. More and more OEMs are looking for alternatives (windows-android) and a handful of OEMs that promised to support RT looked less optimistic and what did MS do about it?
        so yeah. In conclusion I ask MS to do something to spread WP and RT playing dead at this crucial juncture is futile no one is even watching

        • Bugbog

          I read you, but it still doesn’t negate my statement that a lot of noise is being generated that is obfuscating the fact that Microsoft has altered direction and are better pursuing a dual course.
          Windows 8.1 is already the best, and most powerful touch friendly operating system. But you can’t hear tell of that due, again, to the technocratic blaring and conflating issues.

          • -7-

            What is done is done. I agree 8.1 is good. I use it. I like it. I am looking for an RT tab too. I have a Lumia 920 and have no plans to switch to android or ios anytime in the near future. But in this competitive world one cannot dwell on past success. Look at BlackBerry today. How long will u think it will take for people to get bored of the metro interface? Samsung is making a metro like interface for its upcoming android tablets so much for being different.
            Can u disagree if I say MS is slow. Siri has
            been around for quite sometime now MS hasn’t been able to provide cortana to us. And by the time it comes out nuance will release its natural language and speech packs with Intel for notebooks and ultrabooks and MS had planned to keep cortana as its core OS feature for windows.

  • JohnCz

    Not interested, next.

  • Joe_HTH

    Microsoft needs to offer Windows Phone for free, and perhaps even Windows RT. That’s the only way to combat a company that gives away everything.

  • Aaditya Menon

    Is it?????? Then I am gonna buy one when it releases..