Samsung ATIV Q launch delayed by patent infringement issues?
The Samsung ATIV Q is an amazing piece of hardware. It is fast, functional, versatile, and we had quite a lot of fun while giving it the review treatment. Yet even though it has been two months since the hybrid was announced, those who want to buy one are still stuck throwing money at their computer's screen. That's because the Samsung ATIV Q isn't yet available for purchase, and a recent report by Korean media sheds some light on what might be causing the hold-up.
Word has it that the Samsung ATIV Q can't be launched as it infringes on patents related to running two operating systems on the same device. For those who need a refresher, the slate can not only runs both Windows 8 and Android 4.2, but also lets the user switch instantly back and forth between them without the need for a reboot. Reportedly, the issue is so serious that Samsung may end up cancelling the ATIV Q release. That might explain why the Samsung ATIV Q is nowhere to be found on the company's web page for ATIV-branded products.
Of course, the report might be inaccurate, so take what you just read with a pinch of salt. We'll update you as soon as we learn more on the matter.