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Intel’s Procesors Will Power PCs Running Both Android and Windows

IntelIt barely got a mention at Intel’s CES 2014 press conference on Monday evening, but Dual OS is real. The company confirmed that Intel processors will power computers that can switch between Windows and Android with the press of a button, just like the Asus Transformer Book Duet we tried earlier. Intel demonstrated the technology on a laptop during the company’s press conference, right after introducing “Intel Device Protection Technology,” an idea that should help Intel-based Android devices meet corporate standards for enterprise security. Intel isn’t the only company pursuing Windows and Android in the same device here at CES, however. Earlier today, AMD announced a partnership with BlueStacks to run fullscreen and windowed Android apps within Windows itself, with the help of an ARM processor core inside new AMD chips that can run some Android code natively. That sounds more like the experience we had with the Samsung Ativ Q’s combination of Windows and Android back in June — though that technology was branded “Dual OS” rather than identifying itself as a BlueStacks solution.

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