It's been a while since we first heard about Acer's plans for a dual-boot Android and Windows XP netbook. Today Digitimes says we can expect to see the machine as soon as August.
We were plenty excited to see an Android netbook from Acer when this netbook was first announced, but now that Google is busy readying its Chrome OS for availability in late 2010, we find ourselves bored by Android news. What have you done, Google?
Are you still excited about an Android netbook or are you, like us, just eager to see a Chrome netbook? Let us know in the comments below!
If Google really wants to people to change habits, they will need to make something that is a better mail client than Outlook -- including Outlook's blistering-fast instant search.
Now serious there is no way of telling what chrome will turn out to be so yes i prefer to stick with android for now.
I for one would like an android laptop though i would not want windows XP to be on it.
In a way this might be a good way to get more people to use android or *nix since they can get familiar without having to be trown in the deep end.
For those things the netbooks are marketed android is way more then enough any way.
And since its not a resource hog and it has a huge and filled app-store this might become a hit even if they have a bigger brother named chrome in the makings.
They shouldn't be too much different and I don't consider too strange to imagine an evolutive path from Android to Chrome OS.
It is not much different from other Linux versions out there, and I guess most people will use Windows for their daily activities anyways.
If there's a difference in hardware, then I'd be interested (eg: risc or geode processor or something non x86 compatible device).
But the software could not really catch my attention.
I think it's time more articles on toms are written about the benefits of other architectures over the x86 architecture Windows uses. I seem to read a lot that the x86 architecture has a lot of flaws, so it'd be interesting to see if we can benefit from running Linux on other architectures. I'm sure battery life isn't the only reason x86 architectures perform less.