My plea to Samsung

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  1. pc747

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    (inspired by an earlier article:http://www.droidforums.net/forum/android-news/265538-sunday-evening-chat-bracketology-edition.html)

    Dear Samsung:

    I have been a fan of your note devices particularly since owning my note 2. At first I felt the stylus was a step in the wrong direction but after seeing how your company designed it around a software that was responsive and innovative I have come to rely on my note 2 so much that even if I do not upgrade to the note 4 my note 2 will continue to be a tool that I will continue to rely on for future business needs.
    Over the past few years there have been a desire to see a device that combined the convenience of an android tablet with the full functionality of a windows 8 laptop. And as we continue to move away from the standard laptop toward the tablet we still find areas where we need the function of a laptop running an os (like Windows) that will provide the offline functions we need to do our jobs, especially for those of us who travel. We know that Google and Microsoft have been been putting pressure on companies not not make an Android/Windows hybrid of devices but I feel we should allow the free market to decide what the public wants. What the market want is to be able to do more while carrying less and that is truly helpful especially when you are having to go through the security lines at the airports. The combination of rush with trying to put every thing in the bins, while going through the scanner adds to the stress of travel especially for those needing our devices for business. So having a device that combined the functionality of a windows 8 laptop with a note tablet device will make it easier for the public to carry less devices without losing functionality.
    So despite the pressures from Microsoft and Google we are asking that you give us a device that combines the note pro line tablet with your Windows 8 laptop line. We know you care for your customers as they provide the money to keep pushing innovation and I believe a device like this will bring in money for your company while giving us the full device we need. Despite my preference against Touchwiz I am willing to tolerate it if packaged together in a device that is responsive, innovative, and capable of being a device that can last for years to come (and that includes software updates). We know this task will not be easy but based on the devices you given us thus far we know you have chosen innovation over the status quo of simplicity. In fact I want this device so much that even if you lock it down where I can not root it I will still buy it despite me avoiding past purchases of devices if companies made it hard to root.
    So if anyone in the r&d and most importantly the decision making department can hear my plea and choose innovation over competition there will be a market of people who will support that decision. I will even volunteer to be a tester for the device and I promise you that you will not have to worry about me leaking a thing to any one like what is happening to HTC right now.

    Thank you for your time.

    Sincerely,
    Loyal Customer
     
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    I think they already tried concept like this last year if I remember correctly. But the plan was cancelled soon after the demo for some reason.
     
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    It was cancelled because Google and Motorola put pressure on the manufacturers not to go forward with it. The had the duet at CES and it was projected to be released around this time.

     
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    I was referring to the concept demo from Samsung last year. They had a windows/android hybrid laptop/tablet in demo but scrapped it after a month. Possibly due to pressure from Google but nothing was mentioned for reason officially. But I agree it's just matter of time this will hit the market now that Asus is doing it.
     
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    Oh I remember it was this all in one computer that had like this massive screen that could be used as a tablet. I think that was scrapped because even though people were interested in the concept it was not practical plus I think they did not have the processor that could handle it. At the time it was lagging and I believe had heating issues.

    But with ASUS, as of right now it is scrapped because Google and Microsoft do not want them to release it. If you look closely it is basically Asus Transformer android tablet highbred with its asus transformer tf100 Windows 8 tablet. So Asus already had a feel for both sides and could truly bring us a device like that with that said that would just be a nice entry device into the market I just think Samsung would have the ability to take it further. Will all that said I doubt we will get to see one at least not this year as I am betting the legal battle between Google and Microsoft as well as the competition is just too fierce right now. I mean if someone was to build and design a laptop device that ran Apple OSX and detached in ran a full Android tablet you can bet Apple would be doing the same protesting and doing everything to keep the device from seeing the light of day. Apple do not want to be thought of as piggy backing or helping out the competition so I understand why Microsoft and Google would feel the same way. Devices like this would have to come from so no name person or group first before any major company take a risk of angering their multi billion dollar partners.