Android For A Humanoid
Android OS, initially created to work on smartphones, but widely used on other Mobile Internet Devices (MID), is now making its way towards netbooks. We all have already had a chance to see Android work on Acer One, a dual-booting machine with 1.66GHz Intel N280 Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM and 160GB hard drive, Wi-Fi. This 10.1inch-display netbook has both Windows XP Home and Android.
But Acer is not the only one to experiment with Android, and we can read more and more news on various london apartments companies going for Android-based netbooks. Among these are londonapartmentsrental.co.uk Hivision and HP. Hivision’s PWS700A is a budget netbook, powered by a 600MHz ARM926 CPU, with a 7-inch display and 128MB of RAM.
HP, on the other side, offers a more sophisticated device. It’s HP Mini is announced to have he a 10.1″ touchscreen display, 16GB SSD, SDTM card slot, WiFi and 3G. As we know, HP has always been respected for its batteries, and this netbook is said to have a 12-hour battery life, with 10 days in standby mode. There is a lot of chat going on around this device, though a great deal of it is concentrated around the touchscreen display, not Android.
Along with the general disappointment on the Acer’s experience with Android OS, the common interest to Android netbook solutions is still enormous, and I guess there will be even more for us to see in future.