While Microsoft and Google are competing in the smartphones and tablets market, popular Chinese manufacturer, Cube has found the way to put both operating systems in one single device. The new Cube i6 Air 3G tablet is powered by both Window 8.1 and Android and is available for $230.
Maybe Cube is not as big company as Meizu or Xiaomi, but it offers something they don’t. You’ll get a dual-OS tablet with decent specifications in well-designed light package. Weighing 525g and with a body that’s just 8mm thick, the Cube i6 Air also has a OS Switch button, which allows users to switch from one operating system to another. Unfortunately, you can’t have both operating systems running at the same time, so you’ll have to reboot the tablet in order to change the operating system. Another great feature of this tablet is integrated 3G connectivity, which is very good because much expensive models don’t have this feature on their specifications list.
Testers from Liliputing had their hands on the Cube Air i6 and they confirmed that device is real, fully working tablet, powered by two operating systems and with decent pack of specifications. Although it only had a pre-release version of Windows 8.1 on the demo model they were using for the test.
Here is the specifications list of Cube i6 Air 3G dual-boot Android/Windows tablet:
- 9.7-inch display, with 4:3 aspect ratio and QXGA (2048x1536px) resolution
- Quad-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z3735F processor
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB storage (plus microSD support up to 32GB)
- 5MP rear camera with auto-focus
- 2MP front-facing camera
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- 8000mAh battery
You can buy this device from Geekbuying.com, for the price of just $232.99, but this is discounted price, as it will return to its regular price $356 in a few days.