Asus Cancels Windows/Android Dual-boot Tablet at Google’s Pressure

The top device maker from Taiwan, Asus, has cancelled its plans to launch a new version of Transformer tablet which would have given the users options to choose either Google’s Android or Microsoft’s Windows. Google reportedly was not happy with the plan and conveyed its opposition to Asus.


Microsoft currently has only a tiny fraction of the tablet market and Google did not want to give Microsoft a foothold in this territory, Digitimes has reported.

The dual-boot tablet known as Transformer Book Duet TD300 was shown by Asus at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas in January.

If the report turns out to be true then it will not be the first time that Google has pressured a partner into cancelling such product. Earlier Google had also pressured Samsung to cancel its hybrid Ativ Q tablet.

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