Samsung patented a laptop-smartphone dock with dual OSes

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Samsung patented a laptop-smartphone dock with dual OSes

Combination laptop-tablet not enough? Want even more gadget overlap? Then try ASUS' still incoming Windows laptop/Android phone hybrid. We (half) joke, because Samsung's patented something along those very lines. In the Korean manufacturer's case, a docking area between the keyboard and the display would be where your phablet would call home. The laptop dock itself would be pretty much only that: all the processing and thinking would be done on the phone, which would run Android until it docks, where Windows would burst onto the bigger screen. Your phone, while charging, could also double up as the touchpad while in laptop mode.

Would such a multitalented (possibly confusing) device ever appear? The ASUS hybrid we mentioned at the start still hasn't gone on sale -- both the phone and laptop can function independently, it's worth noting -- and Samsung's own Windows-Android hybrid, the ATIV Q, didn't quite set the world on fire. However, as Windows 10 continues to bring Microsoft's mobile and PC vision into a single whole, there might not be a better time for this flavor of Swiss Army knife-styled gadget.
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