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Asus has team working on Android netbooks

Might amount to nothing
Fri Feb 20 2009, 09:20

ASUSTEK COMPUTER HAS A TEAM WORKING on developing a netbook which will run Google's buckshee open source Android operating system, according to business publication Bloomberg.

The company, which is largely responsible for the current popularity of teeny little thigh-warming notebook computers in the under £300 price range has, until now, been pretty loyal to Microsoft and its all-pervasive Windows operating system, with just a smattering of Linux thrown in for good measure and street credibility. But it seems like the Redmond massive could be forced to loosen its stranglehold on the planet's pocketable portable pooters if search engine giant gets its way.


Eee PC main man Samson Hu said in an interview that a team of engineers had been assigned to develop the Android-based netbook project but pointed out that the Taiwanese company had not yet made a decision on whether it would proceed to market with the results of the experiment. µ




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