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[Androidized] Asus to Release Netbooks with Android This Year

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Asus made their first Android netbook a couple of years ago, but unfortunately for them, it wasn’t such a big success. By then people expected netbooks to be mini-laptops, which means they wanted nothing else but Windows on them. Plus, back then, Android didn’t even look that good on smartphones, let alone on a laptop.
Source: http://www.androidized.com/asus-to-r...oid-this-year/
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I'd be much more interested if they had x86 AMD Llano and the possibility to dual boot a full desktop OS with that Android.
    
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I'd be much more interested if they had x86 AMD Llano and the possibility to dual boot a full desktop OS with that Android.

Android will have a lot to work to be fit for a desktop. As you know, they already made the honeycomp ( 3.0 ) specially for tablets and they will develop gingerbread ( 2.3 ) for mobiles. Probably the version 4.0 will be for desktops.
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What ever happened to Chromium OS? I thought that was the netbook adaption of android. If I remember it was supposed to be on netbooks a while ago, but I haven't heard anything other than Google's promo laptop they gave out.

Android for netbooks is very meh... Why not just put a linux distro like ubuntu netbook remix if they want a free OS? That would have MUCH more functionality than an OS made for a 4 inch phone screen.
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Don't want this at all. Can't think of what good it would be.

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Android will have a lot to work to be fit for a desktop. As you know, they already made the honeycomp ( 3.0 ) specially for tablets and they will develop gingerbread ( 2.3 ) for mobiles. Probably the version 4.0 will be for desktops.
Not likely. Android is a touch screen OS, they won't likely ever make a desktop OS. That's what Chrome OS is for.

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What ever happened to Chromium OS? I thought that was the netbook adaption of android. If I remember it was supposed to be on netbooks a while ago, but I haven't heard anything other than Google's promo laptop they gave out.
Chrome/Chromium OS is not android based.
    
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Android? I think I'll go with Chrome OS instead. It would have been nice to have Linux or keep with Windows.
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This seems useless now, but with some apps it might be able to save average word processing users a ton of battery life. I could see this becoming kind of like the new netbook. As far as a laptop... well...
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ASUS should've done some cheap PMPs and tablets instead of netbooks. Why would anyone buy an android based netbook?
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Not likely. Android is a touch screen OS, they won't likely ever make a desktop OS. That's what Chrome OS is for.
Instead of touching the buttons with your fingers you can click with the mouse, seems the same.
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Instead of touching the buttons with your fingers you can click with the mouse, seems the same.
If you think about all the swiping you do with a mobile OS, and how little you would want to do that with a mouse, you realize it's not a desktop OS. I've played with honeycomb on a desktop. Sucks. Much better on my nook. Games, homescreens, web browsers etc would all need changing, and I don't think that it's worth the effort for google, and I'm sure they realize it. Touch OS's were relatively new when android got in the game. Desktops have had OS X/Windows/Linux for quite some time and are heavily entrenched.
    
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